Discomfortingly, this point of view is not at all inconsistent with my experience with Obama at law school. As President of the law review, a place where many of the organization's officers spent many hours per week working, Obama was well known for his penchant of "working from home." Ahem. In other words, he just wasn't around much at all.
As I noted the other week when filling in for Hugh Hewitt, this is something I didn't mention much during the campaign. In fairness, it seemed to me, one's behavior as President of the Harvard Law Review wouldn't necessarily be predictive of one's behavior as President of the United States; even if Obama had been more than ready to move on to bigger and better things during his Review term, surely serving as Leader of the Free World would be a substantial enough job to satisfy even him.
But now, seeing his willingness to delegate, his seeming disinterest in the hard work and nitty gritty of the job he's coveted so much and so long, it's hard not to wonder: Is this just who Barack Obama is?