This is beginning to feel like we’re being played. Like Biden’s pro-marriage comments yesterday, and the White House pushback, were all some larger ploy to woo the gays further into the Obama camp before the election, while at the same time letting the President maintain his distance.
In fact, all that this is doing is further highlighting the contradiction between the President and his advisers, and between the President and his former pro-marriage self. MSNBC:
On Morning Joe, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan echoed Biden. Asked by TIME’s Mark Halperin whether he thinks same-sex couples should be legally allowed to marry, Duncan said flatly: “Yes I do.”
“Have you ever said that publicly before?,” Halperin wondered.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been asked publicly,” Duncan replied.