Obama tells us: “We do not give up. We do not quit. We do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. In this new decade, it’s time the American people get a government that matches their decency; that embodies their strength.” Was he not president this year? Is he a bystander? And then he goes on to cheer in the opposition to the bank bailout. He says he didn’t run to do what was popular. He succeeded beyond his wildest imagination on that front.