...who had a gay-pride problem with the GOP Base.
The Note unearths this Mitt Romney flier from 2002:
Which seems fairly tame (if flaming pink) in comparison to Rudy's repeated celebration of the Stonewall Rebellion, and hosting of Pride events at Gracie Mansion.
Most difficult for Rudy to squirm away from, however, will be this 2002 letter in which he frames the Stonewall riots as a "triumph" in the "struggle for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights." [Emphasis added.]
I would love to believe that base Republicans would vote for a man who calls gay rights 'civil rights' but something tells me that just won't fly in South Carolina.
Now if only Fred Thompson went to church...