Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin: President Obama will complete his “evolution” today

On MSNBC today, in reference to the President’s upcoming interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Mark Halperin of TIME Magazine said he expects the President to complete his “evolution” on gay marriage today.

“Every expectation that we will, within the next hour, be in a different world, where we will have a President of the United States who supports the legalization of gay marriage,” Mark Halperin said this afternoon during an appearance on MSNBC. “The Vice President, I think, forced his hand. But even before the Vice President spoke on Meet The Press in favor of gay marriage, the President was headed in this direction,” he added.

Halperin also dissected the many ways – obvious and not so obvious – this political course could help the President in the upcoming election: “If Republicans go after this hard — now, they’ll do it in a micro targeting way if the president changes his position. If Mitt Romney tries to make this a big issue, it takes them off the economy. If this election is fought not on the economy, that’s better for the President, and I think Republicans will see that. I don’t think this will be a huge issue in the election.”

Stay tuned to hear exactly what the President has to say..