For some inexplicable reason, after this article was published, the Politico break room had to be re-stocked with Kleenex and Jergens:
No one will ever mistake Obama for warm and fuzzy. But when he tries even a bit, he can’t help being winning. His smile remains dazzling, even if he flashes it less often.
I liked this one too:
He has a healthy ego, but his longstanding ability to coolly assess his circumstances and then adapt to them means that he is still better positioned than most of his peers to work his way out of problems.
And if that doesn’t work, he gets Putin to bail him out.