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'Mitt Gets Worse' group petitions Log Cabin Republicans not to endorse Romney-Ryan ticket

A group called Mitt Gets Worse has launched a petition drive seeking that the national Log Cabin Republicans group not endorse the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan presidential ticket.

So far, Log Cabin has not made a decision whether to endorse Romney-Ryan. Eight years ago, the group chose not to endorse President George W. Bush for reelection.

After Saturday's announcement that Ryan was Romney's pick for vice president, Log Cabin issued this statement:

"Overall, while Log Cabin Republicans have not completed the endorsement process for the 2012 presidential election, this is a choice that all Republicans can be excited about, and which sends a good message about the kind of campaign Governor Romney wants to run, and the kind of president Governor Romney wants to be.”

From Mitt Gets Worse founders David Brock of American Bridge and Rick Jacobs of Courage Campaign Super PAC:


"In just 24 hours, more than 15,000 people have joined our effort urging the Log Cabin Republicans to refrain from endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We have enormous respect for the LCR and all they've done to make life better for LGBT Americans. After examining their records, we're certain that under a Romney-Ryan administration, things would get worse.

Much worse. We're hopeful that LCR will live up to their reputation for independence and stand up for what they know is right. After all, If they didn’t endorse George W. Bush, why would they endorse Romney-Ryan, whose policies are as bad or worse than Bush's for LGBT people?”

The petition, available HERE, was sent the afternoon of August 14th, and has already seen more than 15,000 people sign to support the effort.

Mitt Gets Worse is an oral history project and rapid response campaign launched last month by American Bridge 21st Century and Courage Campaign Super PAC to educate voters about  Mitt Romney’s extreme anti-LGBT agenda.

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I would suggest that if someone wants a say in how the BOD of LCR votes on an endorsement, they join LCR.

It could be that the LCR Board has already made its decision and just hasn't publicly announced it yet. Clarke Cooper went on NPR today and here is part of what he had to say:

"And so, you know, when you look at what Biden has to run up against, our guy, with Paul Ryan - I am really looking forward to these vice presidential debates..."

"Our guy?" Clearly Cooper's rhetoric of the past few weeks has shown that he has devolved to the level GOProud and submitted to GOP Supreme Commander Reince Preibus.

One can only hope that some integrity and self-respect still reigns in the LCR Board and that the strength of character that they showed in 2004 when they elected to pass on W, still exists in 2012. I am still hopeful that they demonstrate that you don't have to subrogate social enlightenment to fiscal conservatism. Do you have what it takes to stand up to the "bully?"

If groups like LCR roll-over, what incentive is there for inclusive republicans to bother? Will the LCR Board stand with the gay community or will they sell their souls and endorse Romney and his anti-equality ideologic clone,l Paul Ryan?

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