In his May 8 op-ed column, “Lessons from LBJ,” Richard Cohen misinterpreted the reasons for the lack of enthusiasm for President Obama among those who should be his most ardent supporters.

I was among those in 2008 who began giving time and money to Mr. Obama when the conventional wisdom was that Hillary Rodham Clinton had the nomination locked up. We fought hard for Mr. Obama and triumphed. His reward to us was what we call “Bush’s third term.”

In 2012, Mr. Obama cannot frighten us with the Romney bogeyman because we already know from experience that Mr. Obama will be little better.

R.M. Titus, Alexandria