Mitt Romney would like to talk about the economy. He would apparently prefer not to talk about marriage equality, education for the children of illegal immigrants or medical marijuana. In an interivew with a CBS affiliate in Colorado, Romney was visibly annoyed after a string of questions that included his stance on gay marriage and civil unions (he's against them), in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants (he's against that) and medical marijuana (he thinks pot is a "gateway drug").
"Aren't there issues of significance you'd like to talk about?" he said, after the string of social issue questions, one of which came from a viewer. "The economy, the growth of jobs, the need to put people back to work, the challenges of Iran? We've got enormous issues that we face but you want to talk about medical marijuan--go ahead, you want to talk about Medical--"
"Marijuana should not be legal in this country," Romney said finally, before calling pot a "gateway drug."
Watch (the testy Romney comes about 2 minutes in.) Watch to the end to see Romney call pot and gay marriage "state issues" (even though Romney supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage everywhere):