The Community Organizer In Chief

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 21 2011 @ 1:22pm

Jay Carney on Obama and marriage equality:

“He’s very clear about the fact that his position is evolving.”

His politics are evolving more like it. I have no actual doubt that Obama supports marriage equality. His public demurrals are pure politics – and they have long troubled me. But if you see this presidency as one committed to "leading from behind", it all makes some kind of sense. It may be that by the end of his eight years, he will emerge as the most significant president for gay equality.

But he will have presided over it, not led it. I think that's how he sees the presidency as a whole. As a national community organizer, whose job it is to guide, shape but follow.