DOUTHATThe stimulus package was, by far, the largest package of its kind in American history. It involved pushing a country already deep in debt further into debt. And you could go down the list and, currently, we're having a big debate about the deficit, right, where you're dealing with incredibly difficult things. I mean the American public, yes, they theoretically like the idea of post-partisanship, but what the American public really likes is low taxes and high spending, which are not necessarily mutually compatible things. And any president has to thread this needle, but Obama -- part of what Obama has run into, from the beginning, is that one, this stuff is hard, and, two, a lot of what he's wanted to do is just, basically, unpopular.