And this: President says he has concluded, personally that same sex couples should be allowed to marry. How nice that he's comfortable with it now.
So, why now? Is he so far ahead in the polls that his team thought he should throw a bone to the base? Or is the lack of enthusiasm around his re-election campaign stark enough that he needed to show his "liberal roots?" Personally, after watching him sit on his hands for four years, I would have preferred it if, instead, he told Eric Holder to start prosecuting some bankers or step aside. I'm over the kabuki, and having a civil rights matter as significant as the right to marry being used for political purposes offends me. Deeply.