Alex Blaze

Barack Obama's attitude will fully evolve once he's out of office

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 29, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day

"I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you're right that attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents. And I care about them deeply. And so while I'm not prepared to reverse myself here, sitting in the Roosevelt Room at 3:30 in the afternoon, I think it's fair to say that it's something that I think a lot about. That's probably the best you'll do out of me today."

--Barack Obama, answering a question asked by Americablog's Joe Sudby

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The headline to this article is sadly all to often correct. Far to many politicians and suchlike in high office or influence do not stand up to be counted for doing the right thing when they have the power to make real change. They always come out after the fact when the have something to sell. Case's in point include Laura Bush (not publically standing up against George W for gay folk), Ken Mellman (words fail me as I'm still disgusted with him), etc...

He did present himself as a bit more evolved when he was on the campaign trail and getting votes. Funny how politicians on both sides of the political spectrum are willing to have their moments once their power is no longer at issue. If we could only have a Facebook campaign as effective as the one removing Clint McCance to address this issue.

No better than the rest of them! The Great Disappointment.