That's one of his biggest problems.
Obama is the one who needs to realize he is President now. He is still acting like a candidate running a race against George Bush (who is, after all, who he ran against, not McCain).
Between acting like he's still on the campaign trail and wasting time compiling his 'enemies' list, he doesn't really seem to understand he's actually the President now.
He's been sucking up to our enemies, pissing off our allies, making poor choices in regards to protocol when meeting with foreign heads of state, and basically showing the world he's a weak leader. He's also showing the American people he's a spendthrift with little understanding of economics, handing over much of the spending bills to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and a believer that more government is the only answer to all problems that may come our way. In other words, he's a dyed-in-the-wool socialist that's in over his head, with a narcissistic streak a mile wide, and a child's view of politics.
Could it be he doesn't want to make the hard choices, choices that are his because it's his job as our President? Could this be his way of voting “present” as he has all throughout his time in political office? Unfortunately, I believe the answer is yes.
"In the words of Scripture," Barack Obama announced at his inauguration, "the time has come to set aside childish things."
So why does the President of the United States embrace the most childish interpretation of political discourse ever put forward on a national stage?