I said I didn't care. But as I reflect on what such a statement would mean to those brutalized by what happened last night, and as I think about my own hopes about this president's character and integrity, I realize I do care. Maybe I am just braced for disappointment. Maybe I have become cynical – thinking this may have to do with gay money, with Wall Street disappointing. Time to snap out of it. I stand by my view that this is an issue for the states and the Congress. But a president actually openly committed to full civil equality for gays and lesbians? I should read my own sign offs.

Know hope.