6. Romney backed away from his foreign policy advisor, David Senor, who remarked that Romney “would respect” unilateral Israeli strike on Iran
7. Romney first agreed to meet but then at the last minute cancelled his meeting with Labor Party head, Shelly Yechimovich. The cancellation was announced by the Prime Minister's office, not by Romney's staff.
8. Romney first invited and then cancelled dozens of invitations to his Jerusalem Foundation speech. Many cancellations were made only after dozens of people had lined up to attend.
9. Romney at first invited only two media outlets to the Jerusalem Foundation speech, but after a media uproar, the decision was reversed and all media were told they would be admitted.
10. In a speech at a King David Hotel fund raiser, Romney says the economic disparity between Israel and Israeli-occupied Palestinian areas is the result of differences between the two "cultures."
This comment played to many, as either a racist insult to Palestinians and Arabs generally or as an odd re-kindling of the anti-Semitic stereotype of Jews as share dealing business people.
All in just 24 hours.
(Meanwhile, July 31, 2012, Romney's staff is trying to outdo their boss with their own gaffes. - Romney Aide to Reporters: "Kiss My Ass.")
Sources: On Israel visit, Romney talks the talk, but stumbles the walk
Romney outrages Palestinians with comments at Jerusalem event
Romney Campaign Muddles Iran Stance
NYT - Romney Trip Raises Sparks at a 2nd Stop
“I went to the Catonsville election headquarters for Baltimore County and got myself trained to register people to vote,” Patro told Baltimore OUTloud. “Now I can offer to register unregistered pledge signers at the Farmers Market, and I also can train others to become Voter Registration Volunteers.”
After being trained and certified, a person is able to complete a voter registration application for another— instead of encouraging them to do it themselves and never really knowing if they followed through. It's an important part of the marriage equality campaign to ensure that people who support marriage equality are registered to vote before October 15.
Over 20 people turned out at the GLCCB on the evening of July 3 to receive the instruction from Patro. On the Facebook page, “Marriage Equality Information Exchange,” Mike Bernard, one of those trained, went one step further and posted, “I challenge all of us to train 10 of our friends and colleagues.”
College students, according to recent polls, are more likely to support marriage equality and represent a large number of unregistered voters, making such registration efforts critical in winning the referendum. Several hundred thousand eligible voters in Maryland are not registered.