Part of the problem is uncertainty ... does the administration "get it" ?
We Just Don't Understand - WSJ.com:
"The president is overexposed, yet on some level the picture is blurry. He's in your face on TV, but you still don't fully get him. People categorize him in political terms: 'He's a socialist,' 'He's a pragmatic progressive.' But beyond that disagreement, things get murky. When you think about his domestic political decisions, it's hard to tell if he's playing a higher game or a clueless game. Is he playing three-dimensional chess, or is he simply out of his depth?"