The only reason it doesn’t particularly bother me that Obama is not vocally supportive of gay marriage is that I don’t believe him. We all know that if he said he supported it, he’d never be elected. I’d hope he’s smart enough to realize this.
But I also believe, knowing what little I know about what he does believe, that on a purely personal level, he probably would support it. (Pure conjecture, obviously.) How many people agree with me?
What are the chances that once he’s in office he’ll come out of the closet and support gay marriage? Or will it still be political suicide, even for a sitting president, for a while yet?