Paul Ryan: We shouldn’t reinstate DADT

Via Towleroad:

“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves.”

“I think this issue is past us. It’s done. And I think we need to move on,” he told Florida’s WPTV.

Huh.  Perhaps it’s time that the Ryan/Romney campaign decide who they want to be when they grow up.  Today they’re pro-gay.  Tomorrow they’re evangelical firebreathers.  Or as Romney did one day a few weeks ago, he held four different positions on health care reform within one 24 hours period.

This isn’t a sign of a kinder and gentler Romney/Ryan campaign.  It’s the sign of a campaign that can’t figure out what it wants to be, far left, far right, Republican, Democrat.  So each day it flails back and forth, from issue to issue, sometimes taking multiple and contradictory sides of the same issue, only to reverse itself hours later.

Just wait.  The religious right is going to go nuts, then Romney will clarify that what Ryan meant to say was that they were going to study the issue of reinstating DADT after they win.  Just wait.


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