A leader who is intellectually detached from his own country, uninterested in his own administration's policies, and is quarantined from his own cabinet and staff by the Rasputin of the administration?
The reason the MSM has turned on President Obama in recent weeks is because something much more important to them is at stake than Obama's Presidency. That is the Progressive movement itself. People are beginning to equate government activism with epic failure, fraud and incompetence that would land the private sector equivalent in bankruptcy court or federal prison.
The failure of ACA (Obamacare) could end up being the scarlet letter of the left for at least two generations. A "Chinese fire drill" for millions of policy holders that still leaves 40 million uninsured Americans is not a solution to be proud of or one that will prove helpful for those who want single payer. In fact, It will have the opposite effect, because the same people, ideology, and institutions that brought us the ACA will be the salespeople for "Medicare For All" but now looks more like more like "Medicaid for many" financed not by the rich but by the middle and lower middle class.
President Obama is reported to be a classic introvert who doesn't like socializing with people at all. He has a core group of confidants who will only give him the good news, stroke his ego, and blow blinding sunshine up dark places. Key among these is the person referred to by Whitehouse staff as "The Night stalker" due to her unique access to the family quarters of the Whitehouse after hours.
The so called Rasputin of the Obama administration name is Valerie Jarrett. It is rumored that this unelected official is one who gave the orders on Benghazi that left 4 dead Americans including a United States ambassador and this embarrassment is the reason for the cover-up that followed.
Much like being named CEO and then putting your sister in charge of operations, someone who cannot be fired, who probably isn't the best person for the job and who won't be totally honest about the problems you face. The president has a huge problem, and consequently the country has a huge problem because of it.
Whoever is really in charge at the Whitehouse is irrelevant at this point. The damage caused by the calamitous rollout and implementation of the ACA is beyond anyone's control in the administration at that point, and for those who want the ACA to die a horrible death are getting more embolden and winning converts every day, many of them democrats up for reelection in 2014.
Whether or not the ACA will be replaced quietly with a market driven approach or will actually be repealed with great GOP fanfare is yet to be seen, but one thing appears to be true, President Obama is becoming that Reagan-like transitional figure he spoke about in 2008. However the death of progressivism isn't the change you had hoped for.