President Obama has met his own worst enemy, and his name is Barack Obama.
“You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him,” – Mitt Romney
Promises about ushering in a new era of politics evaporated with Capitol Hill realities around a stimulus bill, a bitter health care fight, and then the rise of the tea party movement that turned back the president’s army in Congress.
It is therefore disillusionment more than anger that represents the president’s most formidable adversary. That will take battling throughout the week, in the push to fill a stadium, and fulfill a promise that isn’t so old, but has seldom felt more distant.