(H/T: @sissywillis) Interesting piece here from Victor Davis Hanson about our current President’s attempt to find a persona among his predecessors that will suit Obama. Obama will never find it, of course; a lifetime spent allowing others to define him has crippled precisely the capacity for discernment that President Obama would need to successfully reinvent himself. Or possibly Obama’s never just invented himself in the first place. Either way, he’ll keep looking until the day he dies.
Still: if Obama’s simply looking for a palliative then I suggest that he try the Woodrow Wilson persona; it’s a better fit than most. Although if you’ve read Liberal Fascism then you’ll know that I don’t actually mean that as any sort of complement.