Thursday, May 10, 2012
President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage translated into a huge campaign windfall. His 2012 reelection coffer was received a tsunami of cash from wealthy gay donors and disillusioned young people eager to be inspired by him again.
After three and half years of political ambiguity on marriage equality, Mr. Obama delivered a surprise gift to many of his core supporters who view the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans as the civil rights issue of their generation.
In the first 90 minutes after President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday, the president’s campaign received $1 million in spontaneous contributions. This means donations were flooding the campaign at a rate of $11,111.11 a minute.
Gay ATMs are open again to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.