This just proves that Obama's support for gay marriage is nothing more than a political ploy...now that it might appear that it would work against him he'll run from it like a track star.....He's nothing BUT a political animal that care NOTHING for the people of the United States....
Only 177 days until we can send him packing back to Chicago....and start to set America Free Again!
Obama ignores gay marriage issue on Saturday as Romney surges ahead
Published: 4:27 PM 05/12/2012 By Gregg Re
President Barack Obama avoided the issue of gay marriage on Saturday, just a day after a new Gallup poll revealed that his decision to back same-sex unions will likely hurt him in November.
The poll, conducted on May 10, is the first publicized national survey following the president’s ABC News interview with “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts on Wednesday. It revealed that 51 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s announcement, while 45 percent disapprove.
But among survey respondents who said the president’s decision would sway their vote in November, the news was considerably more negative for the Obama campaign. Nearly one-third of those survey respondents indicated that they were less likely to vote for the president because of his support for gay marriage, as compared to the 13 percent who said they were more likely to vote for the president in November as a result of his decision.
Gallup added that “it is important to note” that “immediate reactions” to the president’s announcement may be misleading, given how emotionally charged the coverage of the issue has been.
“I’m getting chills again,” Roberts said when reminiscing about her interview with Obama. “When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there.”
The Obama campaign reportedly raised nearly $1.5 million within hours of the interview, according to BuzzFeed.com. The campaign also raised over $15 million at a fundraiser held at the home of actor George Clooney on Friday, and the president plans to be back in California on June 6 for a LGBT gala in Los Angeles.
However, apparently following through on his promise Thursday that “I’m not going to be spending most of my time talking about [gay marriage],” President Obama on Saturday appeared to avoid the issue entirely.
The president did not mention his endorsement of gay marriage a single time during his weekly Internet and radio address. Instead, he focused on issues like mortgage relief and the economy.
“Congress should help our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan by creating a Veterans Job Corps. Our men and women in uniform have served this country with honor. Now it’s our turn to serve them,” the president said.
Obama on Saturday attended a White House ceremony honoring police officers who demonstrated valor while on the job. He also took a moment to praise Vice President Joe Biden as “somebody who has been fighting on behalf of law enforcement all his life.”
A Rasmussen Reports tracking poll shows that Republican rival Mitt Romney, who affirmed on Saturday that he believes marriage is exclusively the domain of heterosexual couples, now leads the president by an eight-point margin.
Romney’s former opponent, Rick Santorum, urged Romney this weekend to weaponize gay marriage in the campaign.
“This is a very potent weapon, if you will, for Governor Romney if he’s willing to step up and take advantage of a president who is very much out of touch with the values of America,” Santorum told Arkansas television station KARK.