CAJock753 saidRomney is the best of them all, in my opinion. We have to repeal ObamaCare and straighten out the economy. While no candidate is perfect in every area, we've got to rid ourselves of the bad hire we put into office. What a sorry state of affairs you have (in business, government or even a hospital) when you hire (or elect) an unqualified, inexperienced candidate. We're paying the price now. Dems remind us that no republican candidate is interested in gay rights, but what can one say? We haven't got a president now who gives a damn about us.... (oh yes, poor Obama's impression of us is "evolving"). If there is no candidate who cares about us, at least we have to have somebody who can put the economy back on track.
No one candidate or party will satisfy us completely on all issues. While there are anti-gay elements on the right, some of the core constituencies on the left have not embraced gay marriage either. The California Prop 8 vote showed this. I am focusing my support on social issues at the state level, though I realize it does matter at the federal level. At the federal level, the economy is most important to me.
Gay rights will be increase, even though there is some pandering to the right base by the candidates. But the further we dig ourselves in an economic hole, the harder and longer it will take to get out. Many of the younger guys support the left because of gay issues. They will find that they are also supporting economic policies that will have a significant negative effect on their quality of life down the road. Hope they come to understand this.