So much for moving to the center.
We’re supposed to believe he’s moving there but he may not want to trot out the story below when he campaigns for the presidency in 2012. From The Washington Post:
In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.
Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. He noted that the congressional debate during passage of the Defense of Marriage Act "contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate and family relationships - precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus the (Constitution's)Equal Protection Clause is designed to guard against."
News flash: Same-sex marriage is NOT in the ideological center of this country. The President is in left field on this one.
For those keeping score:
Left Wing Base: 1