Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed by The New York Times and CBS News since the announcement said they thought that Mr. Obama had made it “mostly for political reasons,” while 24 percent said it was “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Independents were more likely to attribute it to politics, with nearly half of Democrats agreeing.
This may help the president with his fund-raising, but don’t think it will convince wavering independents that the president is a decisive leader. “Turns out,” Hugh Hewitt quips, “voters have mistaken ‘evolution’ for transparent ‘manipulation.'”
Law professor William A. Jacobson sees “the makings of a major political disaster not because people disagree with Obama’s position on gay marriage (although many do), but because it revealed once again the cynical money-hungry permanent campaigner and self-absorved politician he is.” Indeed.
FROM THE COMMENTS: TnnsNE1 is “tired of being a political football. Let’s please concentrate on things that really matter to most Americans.” Yes, let’s.