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Zerlina Maxwell, blogging at the New York Daily News, says that the GOP candidate may be missing the required "sensitivity chip."

Mitt Romney is having a no good, very bad week. After falling further behind the President by failing to get a convention bounce and flubbing a crucial moment in foreign policy that even has Republicans slamming his campaign, there's a new problem: reports about his time as governor of Massachusetts sound more and more like he lacks the basic level of compassion for everyday people that attracts American voters.

According to an article in Boston Spirit magazine, Romney's past with the LGBT community is incredibly shaky. While he was governor of Massachusetts, Romney reportedly fired two state employees based on their choice to marry someone of the same sex, closed the Governor's Commission of Gay and Lesbian Youth in the state and made other very questionable choices …

The man who wants to be President may be missing the required sensitivity chip.

Read Zerlina Maxwell's entire piece at the Daily News.

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