Browsing: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made a stop in Manchester, N.H., at a local restaurant where he met Vietnam veteran Bob Garon. The conversation started off with Romney inquiring about Garon’s service and thanking him for it. Then the 63-year-old Garon asked his question for Romney: “New Hampshire right now has some legislation kicking around about a repeal for the same-sex marriage.  And all I need is a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Do you support the repeal?” Watch how the rest of the conversation goes in the video below. What’s your take on Romney? Or any Republican candidate? [HTML1]

The defense secretary and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff presented the Defense Department’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell study Tuesday that found repealing it will have a minimal effect. Pentagon reporter Andrew Tilghman breaks down the study here. However, most of the talking points had been said before Tuesday afternoon’s Pentagon briefing and most of the study’s results had already been leaked. What hadn’t been heard prior to Tuesday, though, was Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ personal stance on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Sure, he has stated his support for President Obama’s position to repeal it and he should considering…