In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network after his commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday, Mitt Romney was uncertain how big of a role gay marriage would play in his campaign. Romney told CBN News that what he talks about is largely dictated by what people care about, and whether he talks about it will depend on "how important it is to people."
"What I speak about day to day in some respects reflects what I’m being asked about," Romney said.
Romney was prompted by a question prompted by Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, who said that "it doesn’t need to be the hood ornament of your campaign, but it does need to be in the vehicle, and you need to talk about it."
I think people of different backgrounds have different issues that they find to be the most compelling, and interesting. So I’m asked about social issues as well as foreign policy issues and economic issues. And, of course I’ll describe my views on those issues to people that have interest. You know, I’ll do my very best to connect with the American people on the issues that they care most about. What I speak about day to day in some respects reflects what I’m being asked about. And so those issues, by virtue of the president’s change of view on this topic has become more current today. How important it is to the people a few months from now, time will tell. But my positions are, I think, out there for people to see and hopefully I will attract the kind of support that I need to be successful in November.