George Mason University econ professor Charles Rowley makes an interesting observation in this blog post:
The United States at this time has no functioning President. Unfortunately, a major error of electoral judgment in 2008 resulted in the elevation to this office of a person totally unsuited by reason of intellect, experience, work-rate, and concern for his People, for the issues that confront his administration. There is no point in beating about the bush. The weakness of the Presidency and his cabinet, imposes a serious obstacle to pursuing the fiscal crisis that confronts the nation.