"WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama has spent months trying to balance his re-election bid with running the government. Now, just when his campaign needs him the most, with little more than a week before the election, his official job is beckoning."--Julie Pace, Associated Press, Oct. 28Work is the curse of the golfing class, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde. He's never let official duties interfere with his private life up to this point, so why expect him to start now?
Oh yes, there's this election thing which he's losing, and a just-in-time crisis not to be let go to waste.