Dave Kochel, one of Mitt Romney’s Iowa Campaign Senior Advisors, has joined Ken Mehlman’s group to organize an event for Iowa Republicans for Freedom, to move the party in a different direction, including on marriage equality, according to WHO TV:
No Republican presidential candidates came out in favor of same-sex marriages during the 2012 cycle, including Romney, Kochel’s candidate. But Kochel now admits, “The culture wars are over. And the Republicans, largely, lost.” Kochel wants his party to embrace what he considers a changing national demographic, where the majority now supports equal rights for marriage. He hopes to help lead Iowa Republicans in discussions to embrace that shift.
While it’s great to hear these guys coming over to our side on the issue, where were they during the campaign?