Gregory J. Krieg
During a live interview today inside the White House, President Obama told MTV viewers that when it comes to same-sex marriage, it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.
Asked if he would use his second term as a platform to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, the president demurred, saying he viewed it as an issue for the states to decide.
“For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go,” Obama told MTV presenter Sway Calloway, who asked questions submitted by youth voters…
…As part of his effort to drum up enthusiasm with his young supporters, Obama also sat down for an exclusive question-and-answer session with Rolling Stone magazine. In the first excerpts, which appeared online Thursday, the president offered a colorful assessment of his opponent’s relationship with the truth.
“You know, kids have good instincts,” Obama said, joking that he was “a killer” with the “six to 12″ demographic. “They look at [Romney] and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullsh**ter, I can tell.’”
Asked to explain or expand on the remark, Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer told reporters, “Trust is a very important part of the election… and Governor Romney’s answers in the debates on domestic issues and foreign policy raise real questions about that.”
He also asked that the media not be “distracted” by the word choice.
“President Obama is rattled and on the defensive,” top Romney aide Kevin Madden responded…
The entire article, with video, is at ABC News.
Update: Kelly Clarkson: My Gay Friends Can’t Marry if Romney Wins Evidently, she didn’t hear the President say it’s a 10th Amendment issue.
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