Not so sure about that. Sometimes there's such a vacuum that anyone the press thrusts into power will make it.
Obama was/is a creation of leftist media. They did it for him. However, I'm not so sure they can do it again because more people are onto the KGP-type tricks.
Another incompetent boob who made it to office was the Peanut Farmer. The vacuum post-Watergate made it possible.
The point of the article is that he's playing his various policy cards poorly. That is entirely undecided; if he loses in 2012, he played them poorly. If he is able to demagogue himself into a second term, he may be a lot of things, but a "poor politician" isn't one of them.