One of Mitt Romney’s donors, in fact the donor had given Romney the maximum allowable contribution, is asking the presumptive Republican nominee for his money back and switching his support to President Obama. The Donor cited Romney’s stance on gay marriage as a deal breaker for him.
Bill White wrote in a letter to Romney, according to a report by CNN,
“I feel that I no longer wish to support your presidential campaign and ask you that you please return the maximum contribution that I gave to you last year. You have chosen to be on the wrong side of history and I do not support your run for president any longer.”
White, a registered independent who runs a New York-based consulting firm, had given $2,500 to the Romney campaign.
White told CNN that he did not agree with the president on financial issues at all, but at the same time decided to switch his allegience when Obama made the announcement last week that he personally support the right for gay people to wed. White said that when he heard Romney’s commencement speech to Liberty University that he believed that Romney would support a Constitutional Amendment outlawing gay marriage.
“I feel like [Romney has] declared war on my marriage. And I could just sit back and not say anything. Or I could do something about it. And I’ve chosen to do something about it.”
Despite polls showing that his stance could prove to be politically risky. Romney said at Liberty University this week that he believes a marriage is between one man and one woman.
The Obama campaign is using his support for same sex marriage to contrast the difference between himself and Romney. The Obama team’s director of religious outreach, Rev. Derrick Harkins, said that Obama stands for “values like loving our neighbors, being our brother’s and sister’s keeper and dignity for all,”
The only question to ask White is why this issue has become important to him right now? At the time White gave Romney the money Romney was just as against gay marriage as he is right now.