A reader writes:
I bet Grenell didn’t bow out because of a few anti-gay comments from the fringe right. That seems like a willful and dishonest misdirection.
I’d wager his paper trail of insane blog posts and vile tweets caught up to him. The embarrassment for Romney was that Grenell wasn’t vetted. At all. In a post-Palin world, that is a big sin. As soon as he was announced, there was a torrent of negative stories about what Grenell had said and written (though, hilariously, he tried to scrub those posts and tweets out of existence). He became a story because he wasn’t forthcoming with the campaign when hired and they didn’t vet him worth a damn. Ric Grenell did himself in. He is no gay martyr.