President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney is “a rich man who is out of touch” with average Americans. All the president will say about that last point is that Romney’s financial success should be celebrated, but as a politician he has “a different vision on how to move the country forward.”

After the serious talk, the ladies quizzed the president on his pop culture knowledge, including (gulp!) 50 Shades Of Grey. Hear his response, after the jump: 

The president was asked, “What’s the controversial sex book that’s on millions of women’s bedside tables?” He claimed he didn’t know, but promised to ask Michelle. (Anyone else think he really did know?

Obama also said that his daughters Malia and Sasha love to watch “Modern Family” and he himself enjoys “Mad Men” and “Homeland.” It turns out that 15-hour-long flights to Afghanistan are a great time to catch up on his DVR!

I thought Obama came off as very intelligent and well-spoken, but less aloof than usual. What do you think about the president’s appearance on “The View”?

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