President Obama Covers Rolling Stone
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How can you tell when election season is heating up? When the president starts popping up on magazine covers.
President Barack Obama is on the cover of Rolling Stone's latest issue.
In the interview he touches on everything from Mitt Romney to the effect that the image of a black President and First Lady has on young black children. Well, really, children period.
"That's hugely important," he tells Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, "but you shouldn't also underestimate the fact that there are a whole bunch of little white girls and white boys all across the country who just take it for granted that there's an African-American president. That's the president they're growing up with, and that's changing attitudes."
Obama also says that not for one moment did he think his election marked the beginning of a "post-racial period."
The interview, which is set to drop on Friday, caps a week long effort to appeal to young voters. Last night he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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