Bob Garon, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran and Manchester, NH, resident, answering a reporter’s question on why he felt so strongly about Romney’s opposition to equal marriage rights.
When asked whether he supported efforts to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire, Romney responded, “I support the repeal of the New Hampshire law. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s my view.”
Garon, who was eating breakfast with his husband, continued, “If two men get married, apparently a veteran’s spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country, and you just don’t support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?”
“I believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney replied, adding, “and we apparently disagree.”
After the exchange, Romney left, while reporters continued to ask Garon questions. Garon concluded, “I did a little research on Mitt Romney and, by golly, you reporters are right. The guy ain’t going to make it. Because you can’t trust him. I just saw it in his eyes. I judge a man by his eyes.”