"...reasonable people, if they understood the facts, would not support Obama..." - from the article.
Who is going to teach the people the facts? Boehner? He seems confused himself. The Republicans? They stubbornly refuse to explain anything.
As long as Obama explains his side and the Republicans refuse to explain their side, then you can expect Obama to continue to win any contests with "reasonable people".
IF the Republicans were to actually take some of the advice of this column and other columns at TH, you might get a different outcome. Boehner on the attack (from the article), for example. Sadly, nothing of the sort will ever happen.