HARMON: So I’d have to pose the same question for President Obama. Do you think it’s possible that he could come out in support of marriage equality …
HARMON:…before the 2012 election?
GILLIBRAND: Definitely… [He] shows a shift in his willingness to use the power of the White House — the power of the administration — to change public perception and to change policy.
So I think we could get a very strong public statement out of him.
…Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) seemed to agree, telling a small group of activists, “This is just my intuition, but I think the President will be supportive of marriage in the states that offer it before the 2012 election.”
I can’t jump up and down quite yet, or maybe I will on just one foot, but this is still promising stuff. I just hope it isn’t wishful thinking.
H/t: Greg Ostravich