Tuesday, October 9, 2012 13:34 EDT
A senior adviser to Mitt Romney on Monday assured a group of LGBT conservatives that the Republican presidential nominee would be successful at winning the White House in November.
Speaking at GOProudâs âUnityâ event, Bay Buchanan avoided any mention of LGBT issues but warned the audience that some of Romneyâs decisions âare going to offend you.â
âI wanted to let you know how much the governor appreciates all the work you have done for him and your support of his efforts,â Buchanan said. âAnd to let you know that we are going to win this. We are going to win this.â
She pointed to last weekâs debate performance against President Barack Obama as evidence that Romney could make a strong case for turning the country around.
âIt is what we need at this time: a courageous, tough leader, who is willing to take this responsibility on and make those tough decisions,â Buchanan explained. âWhich Iâm going to tell you now, some are going to offend me, some are going to offend you and some are going to offend the left. But the job has to get done.â
âJust expect the next four weeks, donât think itâs going to be easy, and I canât tell you weâre not going to make any mistakes. Gov. Romney is as human as the next guy. Paul Ryan, Iâm not expecting him to make any mistakes.â
According to the Washington Blade, GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia had introduced Buchanan and reminded the audience that his organization had been the only national LGBT group to endorse the Republican nominee because âon issue after issue, a Romney administration would be better for gay Americans, indeed all Americans.â
Romney has signed a pledge from the anti-LGBT group National Organization for Marriage vowing to back a constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage, he opposes national adoption rights for LGBT couples and has spoken against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Watch this video from GOProud, uploaded Oct. 9, 2012.