Dan Riehl explains why Obama is failing:
"He can read studies, demographics, charts and graphs. I imagine he can plot strategy and plans with the best of them. Obama is far from a dumb man. But he's totally unable to draw upon a vast number of disparate experiences to truly understand much of America's ground-level priorities, points of view and chief concerns.
In a sense, he is a man trying to govern a nation he doesn't genuinely know, stuck trying to communicate with, as we continue to find out, a nation that never really knew him when they elected him, so superficial and oh my God fantastic, if unrealistic, was the press bubble that surrounded him during the campaign.
Given that the Oval Office may be the worst place in America from which to learn about what's taking place in America at street level everyday, Obama may be doomed to be a one-term president who never really had a chance to govern America effectively because he never understood enough of it well enough when he applied for and was given the job."
Read the whole brilliant thing.