LIVE VIDEO: Democratic National Convention is now in session
Coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Obama not worried about being upstaged by Biden

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presdent Barack Obama says he'd already decided to come out for gay marriage before Vice President Joe Biden publicly endorsed it.

Obama tells ABC in an interview that he wasn't worried about being upstaged by his vice president on the volatile social issue. At one point, he says, "Would I have preferred to have done this my own way? .... Sure.''

But Obama quickly adds, "All's well that ends well.'' He tells ABC's Robin Roberts that he "already made a decision to take this position'' before Biden made his comments in response to a question asked on a nationally broadcast interview Sunday. Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorsed gay marriage on Monday, two days before Obama's statement.

Obama says he didn't revise his position to achieve any political advantage.

Related stories:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,319 other followers