Ron Beasley declares Obama's presidency dead. This seems just a tad premature. Think back to this time in Bush's presidency: all he had to show thus far was a small tax cut and the Chinese airplane fiasco. Yes, his presidency didn't turn out so well. But the reasons it didn't turn out so well were not foreshadowed in his inept yet wussy handling of the Chinese. Progressives had grandiose fantasies about an Obama presidency that were destined never to be fulfilled. But that doesn't mean he can't still be a pretty successful president, even a good president.