He doesn’t fixate on his popularity ratings because what matters are substance and accomplishment.
Is that really the way he thinks? Is that the mark of a true capital-D Democrat? I hope not.
Winning may not be the only thing, but in politics, it’s the thing that makes everything else possible.
Being a one-term president is a badge of failure, not success, even if it comes by being true to your convictions.
Being a one-term president means that, for the next term, someone who rejects those convictions will be making the decisions that count. How can that be a good thing?