What’s the logical conclusion? All this showmanship is paying off. Dogs running around swing sets with easter eggs nestled among a vegetable patch are way better than having a dog that bites people and your most noticeable schtick as being a stuttering word-inventor. I’m confident that Obama’s policies will fail, but so far, he’s putting on a fantastic act, and those who care more about image than politics are gobbling it up.
As Carol Platt Leibau points out, Obama is very much aware of the public eye - even if it comes naturally to him, he certainly cultivates it. It's easy to see how his PR moves are part of a committed strategy to increase his visibility just as much as they serve to accomplish his objectives. Fortunately for him, those two objectives go hand in hand.
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