Why Endorse SSM Now Mr. President?

Many are wondering why the President endorsed Gay Marriage now at this crucial time of his campaign. The answer is simple—the answer is funding. The President is raising less money now than he did this time in his first campaign for Presidency and the LGBT community is wealthy.  

How much money has the President raised in the last 24 hours and how much money will he raise in the next week?

Michael Foust writes:

WASHINGTON (BP) – President Obama’s re-election campaign has fully embraced his public support of gay “marriage” and seems poised to make it a general election issue – even to the point of ridiculing Mitt Romney’s backing of traditional marriage.

Hours after Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to declare public support for the issue, his campaign sent out an email to supporters with the subject line “Marriage.” 

“I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry,” Obama said in the email. “... What I’ve come to realize is that for loving, same-sex couples, the denial of marriage equality means that, in their eyes and the eyes of their children, they are still considered less than full citizens.”

The email concluded, “If you agree, you can stand up with me here” – and a link to donate money was provided. 

The Democratic National Committee also sent out an email from chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, embracing the issue.

“Folks, this is what Democrats are all about – and I’m so proud we have a president who’s willing to stand up and say it,” she wrote. “Let’s join him. Show your support for marriage equality today.”

The issue of gay “marriage” was the dominant theme May 10 at BarackObama.com – Obama’s campaign website – where visitors encountered a large picture of Obama with the words, “same-sex couples should be able to get married.” The campaign also sent out multiple Tweets and Facebook messages spreading the president’s position....

The irony is the issue will remain with the states and America is a long, long way away from giving up each State’s right to determine marriage in its own state. This is why there has been such a push to get marriage defined in state constitutions. We learned from the abortion failure. These amendments will make it much more difficult for the federal government to take away each state's right to determine how it sees marriage. 

The real question that remains to be seen is how will the minorities respond to this in November? The groups that are the most anti-gay marriage in the nation are the minorities. What will the African-American community do? Will they abandon their conviction that homosexuality is wrong and vote for the President anyway? Or will they sit out in November reducing the number of people who actually vote?

If the President is not re-elected--that will send a strong message to future Presidents that America is not ready for SSM.