At the start of his second term, one wonders less about Obama's fitness than his willingness: Why doesn't he do more to build and maintain the relationships required to govern in era of polarization?

— Ron Fournier

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Obama won the presidency on the strength of his message and the skills of the messenger. Now the talk of hope and change feels out of tune when so many Americans are out of work, over-mortgaged, and worried that life will be even tougher for their children.

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Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance.

On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance.

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If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan

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In times of tumult, voters are likely to forgive a president, if not reward him, for compromises made in service of solutions.

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Obama shows no sign of easing up on negativity.

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Republicans would have preferred the court overturn the health care bill, an act that would have underscored Obama's biggest liability - the perception among voters, including those who like and trust him, that he has been ineffective.

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Don't stigmatize in a rush to explain inexplicable evil.

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We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity.

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Obama will learn from his mistakes.

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Anything can go wrong in a debate, and Obama is not a perfect debater.

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