What is he "working" on? Because my gut tells me it's the polling numbers. He's afraid to alienate anyone right now going into the election year. That's what I think.
Because in all seriousness - what is he working on? He either thinks it's right for the country and its people or he doesn't. I mean, is he actually doing ethical and psychological evaluations? Does he have a chalkboard full of data and a wall plastered with news articles about the effects of marriage equality - and it all boils down to one big question mark at the end? Is he using the same strategy I use when trying to avoid going to a pool party? I think if I can just wait to lose another five or so pounds - I'll go to the party and have a much better time - maybe he just wants to make sure he looks good when he makes the big announcement?
Maybe he's waiting to be able to tweet it from his iPhone 5?
All I know is - it is driving me insane - because (like I mentioned before) I really think it's about polling numbers. I think he's scared. And if he's holding off on my equal rights just so he can get re-elected, I'll be pissed. And granted - I get it. He's clearly the best choice for LGBT people to have in the White House right now (since Fred Karger is still a long-shot, at best) - but he promised in 2008 to be a fierce advocate. And while he has done quite a bit for us - the fight is really just beginning (election year politics is a little ugly when it comes to LGBT issues - did you see the GOP debate where the gay soldier was booed?). And I do believe that if Obama were to actually come out in favor of marriage equality - not only would it improve the chances for the Respect For Marriage Act - but it would really rally his supporters in the LGBT community and its allies - AND, we wouldn't have to suffer through any more politicians hiding behind his ambiguous stance.
Mr. Obama - Please stand up for marriage equality.