The truth is Obama has lost some leverage — and needed a bunch of high-profile meetings with adversaries to swat away reports that he’s too stubborn and too political. But, in private, nothing has really changed.
Did anybody in their right mind, with an IQ above room temperature, really think it had?
Obama has been consistently Obama throughout his entire adult life. And he made it into the White House – twice! Why would he change how he does things now?