Romney camp figuring out role of gay marriage opposition – Bake sales are back – Romney bullying story does not look good

I THOUGHT THIS ELECTION WAS ABOUT JOBS: And just like that, the race shifts to social issues. What on earth is Mitt Romney going to do about gay marriage? His campaign is trying to decide whether to have the candidate come out strong against President Obama’s recent support of marriage equality to energize the conservative base or to just stick to the lower-key opposition Romney’s displayed so far.

MAN NEEDS A PULPIT: Also on the social side of things: What on earth is Mitt Romney going to do about apparently being a huge jerk in high school? The campaign is in a tough bind with the revelation that Romney may have bullied a classmate with asymmetrical hair for being a perceived weirdo, at least according to 1965 Romney and his goons. Think how much 1965 Romney must have hated weirdos. So much. What to do in 2012 when Earth’s Mightiest Hero himself even has asymmetrical hair?

CARBO WABO:Good news, fellow fatties: bake sales are back. Oh thank goodness our long national nightmare is finally over.

BON VOYAGE: Today’s MassterList is the last edition compiled by now-former aggregationista Hannah McGoldrick, who is graduating from UMass Amherst today to begin a thrilling career in community journalism. A hefty congratulations and many, many thanks go out to Hannah for all the great work she’s done. BFTTFP, Hannah.

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.
Romney rues bullying as teen – Nation – The Boston Globe

Marriage issue is test for Romney campaign – Nation – The Boston Globe

Will President Obama’s same-sex marriage stance shake-up the presidential race? – Greater Boston

Romney rules, but Paul backers still take delegate seats – Nation – The Boston Globe

Romney: I didn’t target gays – AP

Elizabeth Warren listed as minority in University of Pennsylvania report | masslive.com

Records shed more light on Elizabeth Warren’s minority status – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Brown says gay marriage should be a state issue – AP

Papers shed light on Mass. Senate hopeful’s record – AP

Elizabeth Warren went native at Penn, too – BostonHerald.com


Marriage issue is test for Romney campaign (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)
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