Wanted: A President With Bush's Balls, Obama's Brains and Biden's Heart
Uhmm. Don't look now, Mr. President, but you're taking a mandate and turning it into mush.
Ordinarily that might not matter much. The importance of the goings on inside the Beltway are notoriously overestimated.
But as you yourself said, this election was an unusually clear and important choice between two fundamentally different views of government. And as you noted, the stakes were high.