Let's suppose that Obama does support gay rights
But that to do so publicly would cost him too much political capital. Now if some powerful group, like a state, were to attack DOMA, progress with public opinion or in the courts could be made to happen without hurting him. And that would help us.
When a politician who is running for office wants the public to hear something very damaging to his opponent, but doesn't want to give the impression that he is going negative, he may use an Attack Dog, that can't be traced back to him.
Just a thought.
Namaste', Bruce Chris
"Christianity is not about what you believe, it is about how you treat other people; - with God's love"