Well, President Obama has just come out of the gay marriage supporting closet. About fucking time.
The rumor toilet started swirling this morning, when the President "hastily" cancelled a press event and instead scheduled an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Meanwhile, those in the know about the Obama camp have been implying that a "big announcement" may be coming.
Pressure's been mounting, as pressure tends to do, since this weekend, when Vice President Biden said he really isn't bothered by men marrying other men. Over the last two days, the President's Press Secretary has been asked 50 questions about Obama's "evolving" stance on gay marriage.
Considering the fact that just yesterday, North Carolina passed the putrid anti-marriage equality Amendment 1, which has made plenty of Obama voters hopping mad, now would be an ideal time for the President to harness that anger into some vintage 2008 style mobilization. If Obama is for gay marriage, maybe he'll get Mitt Romney to remind the American people that his anti-gay marriage stance is only issue he's never waffled on.
But now, the cat's out of the bag. Or out of the closet. Or in the wedding chapel. Obama says that he's always believed that Americans should be treated equally regardless of their sexual preference, and that he hesitated on gay marriage because he thought civil unions would be enough. But over the years, he's grown to understand that loving families don't necessarily look like a Norman Rockwell painting. He said, "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
And there you have it. Much ado about sound byte. But I'll take it.
Snippets of the interview will air on tonight's World News with Diane Sawyer on ABC. The full interview will air tomorrow morning on Good Morning, America.