Monday, March 23, 2009

Of Marriage & Others Elephants in the Room

David Blankenhorn, President of the Institute for American Values, has written a fabulous open memo to President Obama imploring him to use his bully pulpit to advocate for something very obvious and yet untouched by the Obama-messagers: his marriage.

Michelle, Malia and Sasha have been in the news frequently and the President's image as an involved father is a recurring theme for the First Family. And yet, little is said about the President's life decisions getting to this point: he finished school before marrying Michelle, and married Michelle before having their two lovely daughters.

Kids have a much better chance of having an invovled, responsible and committed father when that father is married to their mother. It's not always possible to have that situation, but if marriage makes the ideal father-child relationship more attainable, why wouldn't we encourage it?

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