I was just scratching something down about this story : "Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined as he visits key swing states on 'permanent campaign", when I discovered that Charles C.W. Cooke has just done the same in the corner. So let me just say the thing that he isn't saying.
We on the right have long believed Obama to be an empty suit raised to great heights by affirmative action, and his lack of threatening West African hostility. He has always seemed to us to be a pretty face, empty of any ideas that haven't died on the vine in the 1970's, and guided by a teleprompter to do nothing except win elections. It's not like he has demonstrated any skill at doing anything else.
Well I think the story linked above supports that view. While he goes out and spends four years running for office, the bureaucracy that's been put in place beneath him by his progressive handlers mismanages the country on it's own. The EPA is trying to make crucified examples of the energy industry, the Justice department is institutionalizing injustice, domestic policy is set by the AFL_CIO and foreign policy by the Islamists and internationalists who all want to see America "brought down a peg" on the international stage.
In the meantime the President goes on talk shows, and makes inflammatory speeches on college campuses.
I think he has failed on a scale that's enormous even for a liberal. He's borrowed 5 Trillion dollars, and once the Supreme court gets done undoing his two legislative achievements, he'll have nothing to show for it, but a long list of defendants in Bankruptcy court who used to be campaign contributors, and one dead middle eastern guy buried at sea. Had he placed a 100 Billion dollar bounty on Osama bin Laden's head, we could have saved the 4.9 Trillion.