I recommend reading regular Fifth Column commenter jean-philippe‘s post entitled:The Mossback Theory. Here’s an excerpt:
One, among progressives, that he’s a mediocre, spineless, complacent leader who accomplished very little after promising hope and change. A weak politician unable to deliver a decent healthcare reform with public, universal healthcare, like 86 countries already have. A passive president who witnessed the oil spill and the Tucson shooting without doing anything. An impressionable man who caved in to agree to let the wealthies keep outrageous tax cuts. A loser so infuriating that he has been able to anger the dullest man in America.