How charitable is the President of the United States? Well, this is a man so stout of spirit that he's taken time out of his busy schedule to cut Mitt Romney's attack ads for him:
This autumn, expect to be deluged by clips of the president extolling "how hard I work" juxtaposed with unemployment charts and shots of him hitting the links.
I wouldn't dare think that the man who Dana Milbank said just yesterday possesses "unrivaled political skill," needs any tactical advice from me, but if the president receives any future questions about popular sentiment that he's out of touch, he would do well to not (1) question the premise that the electorate is working from and (2) transition into a reflection upon how great he is.
Conservatives will see this as one more symptom of a president who's out to lunch. And honest liberals will understand that their guy hasn't quite recovered his A-game. In fact, there's only one constituency in America that is going to feel better about Obama after remarks like this: high-end Chicago real estate agents.