That's silly. The Americans who are likely to support Romney are exactly the ones who would approve of his gay-bashing incident. They're the adult versions of the students he led in the attack, or at least the larger conformist audience he was playing to. Do you even read your own links? That one is explicit that Romney got a boost from people who oppose gay marriage. It pretty directly undercuts your assertion, there. The fact of the matter is, again, that the kind of people who'd vote for Romney - the guy who led the attack on gay marriage in 2004, let's recall - are the same kind who'd approve of his violence towards gays. Bear in mind that Romney had lots of social support in carrying out his assault - from other students who directly participated, to the larger silent majority that he (rightly?) assumed would approve of his actions, to the school administrators who apparently did nothing in response. There are still plenty of Americans who despise gay people, and the GOP openly caters to them. Why would you imagine that you could pretend any differently? IIRC, you live in a conservative backwater. But, there are safe states for both candidates. Everyone knows this. What's the relevance? If you think anyone else here is living in the same kind of echo-chamber you are, you're likely mistaken.