I think this is a profound article. One thing I would like to add: Clinton may have left things to his staffers originally, but he was devoted to his political survival. While he never, by any means, went rightward, he did come to an uneasy accommodation with the center-right consensus of this country. Obama lacks this adaptability and really doesn’t have the degree of control over his administration that maybe we should expect of a Chief Executive. He’s going to be mated to his agenda to the end and in the end, it will bring him down.
The healthcare summit is a perfect example. It accomplished nothing because Obama put nothing on the table to work with. One facet of leadership is being able to convince people to do things they don't want to do, and making them believe they want to do it.
Obama doesn't know how to do that and doesn't know that ability is important to being successful in his job.
When was that? During impeachment? When he carefully and deliberately worked corruption in the People, managing their impeachability thresholds upward in order to survive the revelation of his perjury?
Was it when he corruptly pandered to the racism of his black base by going to Africa to apologize for America and white racist people, while brutal African dictators laughed at him, and us?
I think I must have missed the accommodation part.