Does it not sometimes seems as if the nation – and the media, especially – has become overly in awe of the president and that it might be time for whomever is in the White House to stick to running the government – when he is not running for reelection – and let people run their lives on the assumption that they can handle it ... whatever "it" is? Do we need a president for this?

President Obama briefly addressed the nation Tuesday regarding Tropical Storm Isaac, which is in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday, threatening the coastal states.  Obama urged residents of the region “to listen to local officials and follow their directions,” especially with regard to evacuation orders.  “We’re dealing with a big storm,” Obama said. “Now is not the time to tempt fate.”