Obama will not Push Gay Marriage in Second Term
MTV interviewed President Barack Obama live at the White House. The president said that when it came to same-sex marriage and climate change, it would be up to the future generations of the nation to implement changes regarding the issue.
The president was asked if he would use his second term to overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage and he responded by saying that it is an issue that states should decide. He added that it would be wrong to try to legislate the issue at the federal level.
With regards to climate change, President Obama said that he was surprised that it wasn’t brought up during the debates. He said that the government was not moving as fast as they needed to. It would be an issue that future generations have to deal with even more than the older generation.
President Obama told the viewers to go out and make their votes count in November. He said that in 2000, 437 votes changed the course of history. It could happen again this year. The same message was also part of an ad the Obama campaign released Thursday morning.
The polls still show tight races in vital battleground states with Mitt Romney getting a narrow lead according to the latest national ABC News/Washington Post surveys. Last Friday, President Obama spent most of the time doing interviews with local news outlets.
President Obama also did an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone magazine in the hopes of getting the votes of the younger ones. The president gave an assessment of his presidential rival’s relationship with the truth.
Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said that trust was an important issue of the election and Governor Romney’s answers in the debates regarding foreign policy and domestic issues have raised concerns regarding trust. The spokesman asked media not to be distracted by the word choice.