Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama just looks "very small" watching--and golfing--as world hotspots are exploding.
"'The eastern world it is explodin'; seems things ain't so pretty when people get to votin.'
"Revolutions are the stuff of historical romance, except that they are ugly. Egypt will get worse; Syria is already worse; Tunisia is on the verge; Pakistan and Yemen are terrible. And poor, poor Iraq. What's a president to do? This is the New World Order -- and there appears to be little role for a superpower on its downward slope.
"But, housing starts are up and there has been a dramatic decline in foreclosures. And President Obama's approval numbers are up a bit , but he just looks very small this week. It's August. Play golf."
Grade -- D+
Zogby is the senior analyst for Zogby Analytics and author (with Joan Snyder Kuhl) of "The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing our Millennial Generation."
Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.