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Obama speaks about absent father

SOT UP (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "There will never be a substitute for the love and support and, most importantly, the presence of a parent in a child's life." U.S. President Barack Obama marks Father's Day with candid reflections on growing up with a single parent. WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JUNE 15, 2013) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV - ACCESS ALL) "I never really knew my own father. I was raised by a single mom and two wonderful grandparents who made incredible sacrifices for me. And there are single parents all across the country who do a heroic job raising terrific kids. But I still wish I had a dad who was not only around, but involved." Obama was raised by his mother Stanley Ann Dunham after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, divorced and left the family. The president has two daughters, Sasha and Malia, and says family is the most important part of his life. WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JUNE 15, 2013) (W

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