Obama hasn’t had a major error like Katrina or the War in Iraq. But the cumulative effect of careening through an unrelenting two years of crises, from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Secret Service, has had a similar effect on perceptions of the president.
The “No drama Obama” White House has long prided itself on not overreacting to crises.
They say Obama is far more concerned about the nuts and bolts of governing than short-term political gains or losses playing out in the media.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, asked Wednesday whether Obama remained confident in CDC Director Tom Friedman, said “that pointing fingers of blame will not be constructive here.”