Pete Wehner hits the nail on the head in this commmentary. Especially when he writes:
He is also a man of astonishing arrogance. “I am not the first President to take up this cause [health care],” Obama said last night, “but I am determined to be the last.”….
What is most remarkable, and in some ways most unsettling, is that President Obama seems to believe all this. Even as he has, in the span of eight months, lost more support than any president before him, he continues to view himself in almost mythical terms. None of this, of course, was ever warranted.
I agree. This president’s self-regard is boundless. It also is profoundly dangerous. When he realizes that he won’t get his way, there is no telling how he will respond. He seems to be able to justify, in his own mind, any of his own actions. It’s even worse than when Nixon said “if the president does it, that means it’s legal.” I think Obama thinks that “if I, Obama, do it, that means it’s moral and justifiable no matter what.” That’s scary.