SINCE MANY WANT TO ATTACK THE PRESIDENT BUT SAY NOTHING ABOUT HIS OPPONENT, I WILL BE RUNNING SEVERAL SERIES ON ROMNEY. CALL IT AN EXPOSE ON THE 1 PERCENTER. WE WILL BEGIN WITH HIS COMMENTS OR LACK OF COMMENTARY ON AN ISSUE THAT OUR PRESIDENT HAD THE LEADERSHIP TO WEIGH IN ON. CHICK FIL A.
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Romney: Chick-fil-A 'Not Part of Campaign'
Even as Chick-fil-A sets sales records thanks to supporters of traditional marriage flooding into stores to support its Christian values, one conservative politican is having nothing to do with the controversy.
And he's the one running for president.
On Friday, Mitt Romney told reporters he wasn't going to talk about the controversy that has captivated the country, prompting many notable conservatives to take a stand on the restaurant chain's commitment to traditional marriage and conservative values.
During a news conference in Las Vegas, Romney wouldn't weigh in on either the fight over comments by the president of the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A over gay marriage or an effort spearheaded by Michele Bachmann calling for an investigation into Huma Abedin and alleged Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal government.
"Those are not things that are part of my campaign," Romney said.
He also wouldn't say whether he thinks members of his party talking about those issues are a distraction, Politico added.
"I'm not going to tell other people what to talk about," Romney said.
Chick-fil-A has set a one-day sales record amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage.
The Atlanta-based company confirmed in a statement earlier this week that the sales record was broken Wednesday for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" after it was declared by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and Fox News talk-show host.
Chick-fil-A vice president Steve Robinson says the company won't release sales figures for Wednesday, when customers lined up outside restaurants and the Rev. Billy Graham, the 93-year-old evangelist, dined on a Chick-fil-A lunch.
An adviser explained later told Politico that Romney "authentically loves" the fast-food chain but doesn't need a distraction from his economic message.