… We miss Bill Clinton. He tried to understand the world and reshape his liberal impulses accordingly. That's not President Obama.
FWIW: There’s a quote I’ll paraphrase:
The good thing about Bill Clinton is that he doesn’t believe his own BS.
I’ve never been able find that online, but I believe it was given by the late Time editor Hugh Sidey on one of those PBS panel shows.
Anyway, I think Obama does believe his own BS. So does Jenkins:
… A president, especially in his second term, has the option of retreating into a bubble of unreality rather than adjust his views.