Mitt Romney speaking at Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines on 11/23/12
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You’d think that Mitt Romney wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to encourage free speech and free enterprise, but no.

No comment from him on Chick-fil-A.  He didn’t even have to say he agreed with Dan Cathy.  Politico reports:

Mitt Romney refused to comment on two culture fights being waged by members of his own party.

At a news conference in Las Vegas, Romney wouldn’t weigh in on either the fight over comments by the president of the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A over gay marriage or an effort spearheaded by Michele Bachmann calling for an investigation into Huma Abedin and alleged Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal government.

“Those are not things that are part of my campaign,” Romney said.

He also wouldn’t say whether he thinks members of his party talking about those issues are a distraction.

“I’m not going to tell other people what to talk about,” Romney said.

Obviously the hundreds of thousands of people who came out in support of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday don’t believe it is a distraction.  Earth to Romney – this is your base.  Nobody is asking for it to be the thrust of his campaign, but what a wasted opportunity.

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