Over the weekend Rick Perry joined Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney as a signee on the National Organization for Marriage’s odious marriage pledge, which asks candidates, if elected, to push for a federal same-sex-marriage ban, nominate strict Constitutionalist judges, defend DOMA and investigate the “harassment” of traditional marriage advocates.
But it seems the homophobic organization is a little confused about what signing the contract signifies. “Together, we are showing that support for marriage is a winning position for a presidential candidate,” blogged NOM President Brian Brown. Um, we’re not David Gergen or anything, but don’t you have to win the election for that to be a winning position?
Yet to sign the pledge are longshot candidates Newt Gingrich and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain. NOM spokesblob Maggie Gallagher blogged about her disappointment in the pizza politico: “President Obama claimed he supported traditional marriage but then failed to follow through. If Herman Cain wants to distinguish his position from President Obama, he should commit to concrete actions, not just rhetoric in support of marriage.”
And if he wants to send Maggie a few dozen pies (meat-lovers, of course) were sure she’d appreciate it.