During an appearance on The
Daily Show, President Barack Obama reminded host Jon Stewart
that his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney,
opposes gay marriage.
Unlike Obama, who in May endorsed gay
nuptials, Romney has said he supports a constitutional amendment
defining marriage as a heterosexual union.
“Four years ago I said I would end
the war in Iraq, we did, said I would pass health care reforms, make
sure people don't go bankrupt when they get sick, we have, said we
would refocus our attention on al-Qaeda, we have, made sure that we
saved an auto industry that was on the brink of collapse, we've done
that. So we have a very strong story to tell. Whether it's on
social issues like Don't Ask, Don't Tell, or economic issues that
matter for middle class families.”
“I do think that part of the
president's job is not only moving forward on things that will work
but also preventing things that won't work.”
“I think you want a president in the
Oval Office who's going to say, 'No we're not going to amend our
Constitution for the first time to restrict rights for gay and
lesbian couples,” he said to loud applause from the audience.
(Watch the entire segment at Hulu.com.)