That's the only reasonable conclusion to be drawn from this belated announcement:
It was a long time coming: President Obama spoke out today in favor of marriage equality. “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” he said in an interview with ABC News.Considering what an absolute vote loser this issue is, proven by the fact that 30 states have passed anti-homogamy laws and amendments now, one can only wonder exactly how personally important it is to Obama. It's rather remarkable, as Obama appears to be making a stronger effort to throw the election than John McCain did, and it's only May. At this rate, he'll be wearing women's clothing, eating dogs, and openly calling for human sacrifice by September.