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President Obama is influence on the issue of same sex marriage will be tested of course in this year's election opponents and -- and seeking to overturn the State's same sex marriage law in a referendum vote this -- well.
Joining us now -- a man I respect greatly admire -- like a bunch these bishop Harry Jackson senior pastor of hope Christian church and mr.
Jackson great great to have you with us.
Thank you for having me Lou good to see it let's.
Let let's turn to first do think the president made a mistake.
On the issue of same sex marriage and his position.
I think he did obviously he was going to do that in this election cycle.
I believe the North Carolina victory was so overwhelming with the rhetoric.
That the radical gay marriage of proponents have been putting forth.
That they felt they had to redeem themselves.
And I think that's why -- came out so early any hopes is gonna die down.
But -- remember in 2004.
George Bush won Ohio and Florida.
By shifting only eight and 9% respectively.
Of the black vote.
So this is a very dangerous gamble because things are so -- the president it could lose on this issue.
Why I said that blacks in this country are not in my opinion single issue voters but they are a single party voter.
Our group of voters.
I can't imagine them -- the president no matter what he was doing on and on whatever position might otherwise alienate.
Well remember in the last election.
I was in Cleveland Ohio pro weekend.
Pastors were saying they are gonna take -- -- from their church is to the polls.
If he loses the enthusiasm.
Of the black community.
And that shift is 8% in -- swing states he did lose just because he doesn't have that.
Incredible enthusiasm of the former race now three.
Is we talk about same sex marriage and in -- and -- -- over the years and a variety of issues.
This president is right now scoring positive on the Fox News poll in terms of his performance on issues.
He scores positive only on an extraordinarily -- me.
Afghanistan in Iran.
I he lags in terms of approval his disapproval rating far out distancing his approval rating on job creation health care economy.
Immigration the federal deficit.
I mean this is this a stunning stock.
Issue say a pivot point around an issue like same sex marriage -- -- -- is on doing good.
It -- -- the pew research tells us.
That religious voters.
Have turned away from him from young to old black and white there's a big question mark.
So I think it's really incumbent upon the Republicans.
To decide how much -- they want to pursue and take advantage of us.
Right now Romney basically said I don't care about the blacks no messaging no outreach.
And if he -- this opportunity.
Things may shift so I think lot of social search.
What Republicans I know our.
Do have outreach programs to the Hispanic community.
Why would they not to the black community.
Well -- over the years as you know I'm a conservative.
But I'm a bit -- -- first right and I'm concerned about the -- as well but.
Over the years has been very difficult.
To get Republicans that they did they should rush.
Especially religious segment of the black community.
I believe that they're really not thinking clearly they believe that there Hispanic community can be one.
But it needs to be both hands black brown coalition.
Not just blacks or Hispanics in my view I heard you say -- Lack.
Hispanic and Asian -- that yesterday that I thought I -- yourself up.
So what -- it's always good to talk really come by -- -- I will sir thanks for having me on this important occasion to -- All the C.