One of the big games the left is playing this year is trolling conservative candidates, trying to put them in the position of defending their positions to people who would be adversely impacted by those positions. The classic was Ted Cruz being confronted by a “DREAMer” in Iowa. It did not go the way they had planned:
Last week Cruz was confronted by some rent-a-Democrat on the subject of heroin addiction. Again, the outcome was suboptimal.
Now it is Marco Rubio’s turn.
Sen. Marco Rubio faced a tense moment during a campaign stop at a restaurant Monday afternoon when a gay man asked him, “Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”
“I don’t. You can live any way you want. I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman,” the Republican presidential hopeful responded.
The man, Timothy Kierstead, a New Hampshire resident, shot back: “By God,” adding, “You separate church and state.”
Kierstead said he has been married for a “long time,” and he added to Rubio: “You want to say we don’t matter.”
“No, I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman,” said Rubio (R-Fla.).
“But that’s your belief,” Kierstead shot back.
“I think that’s what the law should be. And if you disagree you should have the law changed by a legislature,” Rubio said. The man reminded Rubio that gay marriage is legal.
Rubio told him “I respect your view” and moved on.
We won’t be seeing that in a campaign ad.