The mayor of San Francisco- Gavin Newsom- was on Rachel Maddow this evening and made a salient point.
He noted that asking Warren to speak was tantamount to rewarding him for his stance against gay marriage as well as being a very tough pill to swallow for the couples who's rights are in question.
I don't think Obama 'get's' it, that is, unless he is trying to shuffle the deck for his next election. In that case, his action could be viewed as pure politics.
Then again, Obama mentioned Warren on the at the beginning of his autobiography. Obama, it could be posited, is simply playing out his own likes and dislikes and the larger matters of symbolism are lost on him.
Be the love you seek.