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Young voters at MTV forum challenge Obama on big issues…..




Audience members pressed Obama, asking why they should vote for him again in 2012 when unemployment is currently at 9.6 percent nationally and the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is still in place.


“If the economy does not improve over the next two years, why should we vote you back in?” asked one audience member.

Another young voter told Obama she voted for him because of his “alleged” commitment to equality, and then ask why he had not yet ended the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Obama responded by defending his economic record with a now familiar checklist of the policies he has put in place and the economy he inherited.

On “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the president said he believes he has “enough votes in the Senate to go ahead and remove this constraint on me” as the House has done.

“This policy will end, and it will end on my watch,” Obama said.

After a federal judge ruled the policy unconstitutional earlier in the week, the White House has been scrambling to emphasize Obama’s opposition to the policy even as the Justice Department prepares an appeal.

“I can’t simply ignore the laws that are out there,” Obama said……



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