...is his ability to maintain the distinct separation between America's problems, and himself and his ideology. Ironic, I know, given that modern progressive liberalism is at the root of the breakdown of the family, the work ethic, and the sense of self-responsibility. So far, he has been very adept at maintaining the imagery of there being this huge, mysterious boogey man that is causing all of the financial and social ills in the country, and that he, as an outsider (or victim of the "bad guys" himself) is the knight in shining armor battling against all of this massive evil.
In other words, he has chosen to languish as The Divider of Americans against one another rather than step up to the vigorous task of being The Leader of a strong nation of one people.
Thanks for admitting that, finally. You woke up. Isn't is nicer,cleaner, and happier on the Good side?
His key is hard work, a great mind, and a deep understanding of American values. We the People are so very lucky he came along and perservered through all the political hatred.