Mark Steyn has written an excellent, incisive article on President Obama. In it he says:
[Obama]'s the first president to give off the pronounced whiff that he's condescending to the job - that it's really too small for him, and he's just killing time until something more commensurate with his stature comes along.
And so the Gulf spill was an irritation, but he dutifully went through the motions of flying in to be photographed looking presidentially concerned. As he wearily explained to Matt Lauer, "I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain, talking..." Good grief, what more do you people want? Alas, he's not a good enough actor to fake it.
So the more desperately he butches up the rhetoric – "Plug the damn hole!," "I know whose ass to kick" – the more pathetically unconvincing it all sounds.
Indeed, history has now shown us that it is Obama who is too small for the job and not the other way around.
The Resolute Desk in the Oval Office provides us with a visual:
The Office of the President of the United States has revealed Obama to be small by comparison. And he appears to be steadily growing smaller.