The president wears outrage like another man’s suit. It doesn’t quite fit. … (But) the political environment in which he must operate requires a fighter. (And) I’m not sure that that’s this president.
Blow traces it back to young “Barry’s” days to avoid looking the “angry black man” part, but part of it may be older than that.
In any case, per Blow, it does mean Obama may not be the best president to lead a Democratic Party that should be doing more than it is.