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Why do so few uphold standards?

Six ideas to mull

President Obama will have a hard time getting out of the ditch.

The president's patina of competence is gone.

President Obama has lost his fans and his campaign touch.

No amount of spin is going to get the president out of his self-made jam.

The problem isn't polarization; it's leadership.

President Obama plays the victim instead of leading the country.

President Obama views courts as politics by other means.

President Obama's standing is getting worse and isn't likely to be reversed anytime soon.

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