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Wednesday, during a live midnight show of "Piers Morgan Tonight" inside the Republican National Convention, Piers Morgan sat down with GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia and Time magazine columnist Joel Stein. The gentlemen discussed the GOP's appeal to gay voters despite their stance on social issues:
"Gay Americans are living in the Obama economy," explained LaSalvia. "And that’s the reality that all voters are facing when they go into the voting booth."
LaSalvia told Morgan that he is a supporter of the GOP ticket even though the platform is against gay marriage and most gay rights. He noted "the issues that are front and center in this election are the same for all Americans including gay Americans."
Stein was not surprised by the number of gay Republicans represented at the RNC. "There are more gay Republicans than you think," Stein told Morgan. "The fight here at the Republican National Convention is between the Right and the Very Far Right," explained Stein. "It’s a bit of a fight even among the gay Republicans."
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani also joined Morgan at the CNN Grill and addressed the perceived lack of foreign policy experience on the Romney-Ryan ticket. "They [Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan] certainly have a lot more than Barack Obama did when Barack Obama got elected president. He had none," said Giuliani. "Mitt Romney’s been an international businessman and he’s been all over the world."
"I think the best president of the second half of the 20th century, the most effectual on foreign policy, had no foreign policy experience - Ronald Reagan," Giuliani continued. "He was just a damn good leader. And I think Romney and Ryan have that quality."
Tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" live at midnight as we conclude CNN's coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
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