More in sorrow than in anger (at least for now):
Two liberal bloggers on Obama's too-cool style and lack of political-base love.
- on Obama's failure to castigate Republicans and generally boost the Democrats' brandJohn Aravosis
- on Obama's failure to be seen exerting much energy behind the scenes (or anywhere, for that matter)
And the New York Times has similar thoughts
But a year and a half into this presidency, the contemplative nature that was so appealing in a candidate can seem indecisive in a president. His promise of bipartisanship seems naïve. His inclination to hold back, then ride to the rescue, has sometimes made problems worse.
These three complaints all were issued in recent days (6-14, 6-13, 6-11) so there definitely is something in the air.