Why not, Barry?
You almost wonder whether an NYT editor put this bit into Frank Rich's otherwise excellent column:
He promised to smite them.
No president can do that alone, let alone in six months.
Obama has to take it to the people, tell them the truth, and throw a spotlight on all the corporate interests that are destroying the lives of US citizens.
Of course, they will kill him, but at least he will be a martyr.