The White House has scheduled a one-on-one interview for today with Obama-friendly ABC Good Morning American anchor Robin Roberts, according to the New York Times.
The sudden move to set up an interview and the lack – so far – of a scheduled briefing by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today suggests Obama is likely to use the session to clarify his views on gay marriage.
The interview, billed by ABC as “wide-ranging,” will be conducted at 1:30 pm and portions will be released this afternoon while other parts will be aired on GMA Thursday morning.
In the wake of a de facto admission of support for gay marriage by Vice President Biden Sunday, Carney was pummeled by reporters Monday expressing open skepticism about Obama’s credibility-challenged claim that his views on gay marriage are “evolving.”
Yesterday I predicted that Obama will have to end the obfuscation and defuse the politically radioactive situation by revealing his support for gay marriage before Election Day.