September 16, 2013

WEAKNESS SPREADS: Failure of Summers Nomination Is Latest Sign Obama Is Running Out Of Steam. “It’s a measure of just how far the president’s stock has fallen that he couldn’t get the Federal Reserve chairman he wanted because Democrats revolted. . . . If Obama is regarded as feckless and inept on the international stage and easily pushed around by his own party, you wonder what is going to get accomplished in the next three years. Very little, I suspect.” Under the circumstances, that’s probably the best we can hope for.

Related: The Atlantic: How A Small Team Of Democrats Defeated Larry Summers — And Obama.

Then there’s this.