Gingrich Tells Same Sex Marriage Crowd to Vote for Obama



In the clip above, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was queried in Oskaloosa, Iowa by Scott Arnold, an adjunct professor at William Penn University, about how he would engage the gay community that supports same sex marriage.

The thrice-married Gingrich implies that he'll take support from gay voters who care about other issues -- like jobs and national security -- first, but those wanting his support on gay marriage ought to vote Obama.

Only problem is that President Obama isn't a gay marriage supporter either.

Michael Bloomberg is -- and this blogger would love to offer some space to Mayor Bloomberg to share his thoughts on both Newt Gingrich's position and that of Barack Obama.

But until then. . .a reminder of Bloomberg's bold position on gay marriage, it's worth watching this short clip from the 2011 Human Rights Campaign dinner where he was introduced by Sarah Jessica Parker.

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