At his commencement speech to Liberty University graduates, Mitt Romney received a polite but restrained welcome. But he did deliver one line that he and his advisers undoubtedly knew was guaranteed to the loud applause, especially in light of Obama’s announcement last week:
He had one sustained applause line in a 20-minute speech delivered days after President Barack Obama historically embraced gay marriage. “Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman,” Romney said to a cheering crowd of students who have to follow a strict code of conduct that considers sex out of wedlock and homosexuality to be sins.
Another irony meter bites the dust. Remember that Romney believes — he must, as a Mormon — that God explicitly commanded polygamy. And then, conveniently, commanded that it be ended. But when God supposedly gave that second command, in 1890, Romney’s own ancestors fled the United States and went to Mexico so they could keep doing it, in Mexico. So apparently they still believed in polygamy and denied that God wanted it to end.