Power Players

Obama’s Olympic hits and misses

Amy Walter
Power Players

Politically Foul

In the spirit of the Olympics, we decided to ditch the baseball metaphors and go to some old-school Olympics scoring. The President starts out lukewarm -- for being so quick to to dis the Real Housewives, the judges give him a 5.5. In this economy, reality shows are about the only industry with growth potential.

First Lady Michelle Obama, on the other hand, made an impromptu visit to campaign headquarters in North Carolina this week, and even brought a fruit basket. A 9 from the judges. A thoughtful - and very on message gift -- from the First Lady of eating right.

But at least the president got his chance to be a judge, be it an awestruck one, when he called the U.S. gymnastics team to congratulate them on their gold medal, asking, "How do you not bust your head every time you're on those -- that little balance beam?"

OK, so he's no Béla Károlyi.

At least the president's had a better Olympic experience than his competition. And really, the one political person who has had a good London experience isn't even a person.

It's Ann Romney's dressage horse Rafalca.
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