Is the Oil Spill Sinking the Obama Presidency?

As happens to presidents, the collateral damage may be the real issue.

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I would not be going out on a limb to say that President Obama did not have a good week last week. The problems of the gulf oil spill—environmental and political—continue to mount. And as happens to presidents, the collateral damage may be the real problem. Questions are being raised even among supporters about the competence of the White House. The moribund economy, deepening problems in Afghanistan, and the accumulating oil are raising doubts about who’s minding the store. How do you think the president is doing as we head into what could be a very hot summer? If he’s in a hole, how does he get out? Is it a management problem and is the White House due for a shakeup? Or does the buck stop in the Oval Office? Drop me a note at editor@usnews.com.

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