Actually, he is very good president. Lots of legislation to help middle class. His problem is he wants to be statesman, not politician.He said the word "statesman" with a disgust that cannot be captured in print. I'm sure he rolled his eyes as he said it.
And so now I read this, about the departure of RAHM (Why do I always feel compelled to write RAHM in all-upper case? The only other all-upper case person is HITLER, but I digress...):
Emanuel was never, according to a source familiar with his thinking, able to convince the president to be a party leader as well as an officeholder, someone who had to be a partisan and a pragmatist at the same time; the frustration, shared with the left, is part of the reason he may leave early. The president's post-partisan emphasis hurt his clout and that of his staffers, so there's no one to play "Rahmbo," to knock heads together and get Democrats on the same page. It's doubtful that Emanuel's successors will be more effective until Obama decides he's a politician as well as a president. While progressives may not miss his policy advice, we'll come to miss Rahm's politics.And I think, why don't the Democrats hire -- or at least listen to -- The Russian?