The network news reported this morning that the Obama campaign received over $1 million in new donations in the first 90 minutes after announcing the president's "support" for gay marriage. It's all win-win for the prez. He doesn't have to actually do anything to promote gay marriage and thereby incur the wrath (and lose the votes) of those who are opposed to it, especially a majority of the African-American community. At the same time he can collect millions from easily-duped, naive, and affluent gay people.
Taking their cue from the Lincoln propagandists of generations past, the "mainstream media' will now bloviate on about how much Obama has "grown in office." They said this about Lincoln and the issue of race, but of course we now know that up to his dying day Lincoln was plotting to deport all the black people, especially the soon-to-be-freed slaves, out of the country. (See the book, Colonization after Emancipation by Phillip Magness and Sebastian Page).