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Obama's Gay Marriage Evolution – Five Cartoons

President Obama’s decision to complete his “evolution” on the issue of same-sex marriage has created a media feeding frenzy, and momentarily shifted the debate from the economy and jobs.

The timing for Obama is odd, who was obviously forced to announce his position after Vice President Joe Biden openly supported same-sex marriage on “Meet the Press” on Sunday. I bet gay voters in North Carolina would have appreciated Obama’s support sooner, rather than wait until the day after the state voted to ban all same-sex marriages and civil unions.

This will obviously be a huge issue in this campaign, so you can expect a lot of cartoons on the subject. Here are some initial reactions about Obama’s metamorphosis, including my own…

Daryl Cagle / msnbc.com (click to view more cartoons by Cagle)

Mike Keefe / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Keefe)

Rob Tornoe / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Tornoe)

Cam Cardow / Ottawa Citizen (click to view more cartoons by Cardow)

R.J. Matson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Matson)