I really don't know what the alternative is. The president has offered a lot, more than he should, in my opinion. But that the manufacturers of inside the beltway conventional wisdom oppose him, isn't a bad sign.
Onama's problem is that he is a liar. Now, nobody will negotiate with him because he can't be trusted. Clinton may have lied to his voters... they're idiots anyway, they deserve to be lied to, but he was honest with the opposition when they negotiated