In order to become a GOP candidate, you have to agree to more terms and conditions than an iTunes user. Not only do you have to agree to Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, but now it's become increasingly popular to sign the The Family Leader's Marriage Vow.
A few days after appearing at a Family Leader forum, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the latest GOP presidential candidate to sign the group’s controversial marriage pledge…
Family Leader head Bob Vander Plaats has said signing the pledge will be a prerequisite for the group’s endorsement, one coveted among candidates seeking to nab the evangelical vote.
Remember when Republicans fancied themselves mavericks? Would a maverick sign a pledge just to win votes? Would John Wayne sign that pledge? Would Mel Gibson in the movie Maverick sign that pledge? More pertinently, would a man who's already broken the pledge twice sign that pledge?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has indicated he would sign it if he could make a few modifications.
Maybe something along the lines of "Marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman, give or take a few."
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