More Americans are living in poverty than any time in decades. Your base is yawning at your latest economic proposal. Unemployment is mired at over 9 percent, with no hope of improvement. Your approval rating has collapsed. A New York congressional district that had been solidly Democratic for 80 years just voted for a teabagging Republican. Potential adversaries in countries like China openly laugh at your policies. You have little more than a year left to turn things around. What to do?
I recommend a well-deserved vacation and a nice ice cream.