Obama believes women should be admitted to Augusta 04/05/12 02:50 PMUpdated 09/06/13 07:02 AM facebook twitter like save share group discuss By Steve Frank President Barack Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament, which teed off early today. “It’s obviously up to the club to decide,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. ”But his personal opinion is that women should be admitted to the club.” One of the club’s longtime sponsors, IBM, has a new female CEO, Virginia Rometty. The last four CEOs at IBM, all male, were invited to be members. “All issues of membership are now, and have been historically, subject to private deliberations of the members,” club chairman Billy Payne said in his pre-tournament news conference this week. In a rare show of bipartisanship, soon-to-be GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney agreed with Obama this afternoon that women should be admitted to Augusta. Good for him. But then again, what choice does he have given the widening gender gap in the polls.Ed will go in-depth on the issue tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on msnbc with msnbc Political Analyst Richard Wolffe. Explore:Barack Obama and National Security facebook twitter like save share group discuss More Like This Corporations, Poverty 'MHP' Syllabus: November 24 Election 2012, Military Netanyahu: My Iran demands have nothing to... Poverty, Immigration 'MHP' Syllabus: December 7 Election 2016, Race She's no 'feminist nightmare'