“There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”
– President Obama
The President today stated that he is for gay Marriage. A major reason for the sudden change openly, his children. It’s amazing how children change everything, the birth of a grandchild made Dick Cheney slow his roll on his anti gay talks. Many parents are the same way, things become a bit more clear once there are children involved. People aren’t really as against gay marriage as the Republicans want to believe. Sure there still are some very closed minded people that want to feel crossing this line isn’t right but is it really? Malia and Sasha are a lot younger than the loudest demographic that is truly pro gay marriage. This means if it really isn’t a problem with these young Americans it will not even be questionable for the next generation of Americans.
It would be easy for Obama to use his children as the launching pad to say he supports gay marriage, and who knows he may have done just that, but everyone agrees that really what this argument boils down to is… A generation gap. The republicans can’t seem to connect with the younger generation that just aren’t as conservative on issues such as gay marriage and frankly the gay lifestyle in general. The news that Romney stand on the issue hasn’t and will not change really doesn’t mean much. These questions only come up when the news of court rulings come up. Other than that this question about gays being married doesn’t even make the news.
If anything I personally feel this is the Republicans looking to make moral issues a major issue this year because Obama Care debates with the guy Obama says he modeled his idea after isn’t a sensible debate at all. Romney doesn’t seem to understand working Americans and will at some point say all the wrong things again. Hoping that Americans will vote for Romney because they’re so fed up with what is perceived as and may well be four years of nothing getting done isn’t gong to work. Now you have Obama tapping into the real world aspect of gays in America and how closed minded we can be as adults missing the point of love between two people even if they are a same sex couple. This isn’t a debate that gets Americans back to work so I really could give a damn about this story truthfully. Still where will this story go by the end of the week depends on what the Republicans says next.