But if they had, here's how I'd have advised the Romney team to address the marriage rights debate in their Liberty University commencement address:
The president last week declared his personal support for same-sex marriage. I, as you know, hold a different view.
But for millions of American children, the most important family decision is not the marriages that gays want to enter—it’s the marriages that straights do not enter.
You today are graduating from college. That is a great achievement, not only for you—but for your future families. Among Americans who graduate from college, marriage has actually become stronger over the past generation.
But for the two-thirds of your fellow-Americans who do not graduate from college, marriage has become a vanishing aspiration. And as sure as we know anything, we know that children who grow up in a single-parent home will face narrowed opportunities and diminished chances in life.
How does it help those children to have a family policy that only says, “no”?
The best pro-family policy is a rising wage for the typical worker.