Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer predicted that President Obama will evolve towards full support for same-sex marriage after the election. During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night, Fleischer sought to explain Obama’s “flexibility” remark to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev by suggesting that he could change his mind on controversial issues. “After the election he’s going to be free to raise taxes on people, free to have more debt piled on the country,” he said. “I think he’s going to change his position on gay marriage, he’ll probably come out for it after the election.” Watch it:
Some recent reporting has suggested that Obama could endorse marriage equality before the presidential contest.