In fact, I am starting to think that "yes, yes you are!" And that's not a good thing, either.
I remember the quote attributed to Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention: "I’m LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game.”
Neil Minkoff of the National Review Online makes a great comparison to perhaps the two biggest "global icons" we have here in America.
The most compelling part of the Barack Obama–LeBron James comparison is the baffling way each wilts when the lights are brightest and the stakes highest. LeBron has now appeared in two championship series (2007, 2011) and an Eastern Conference finals (2010), where he played poorly and shrank whenever the game was tight in the fourth quarter. LeBron didn’t want the ball and played hot potato whenever the ball found its way to him. Similarly, Obama is said to be “leading from behind” when he dishes off health-care reform and negotiating the debt-ceiling agreement to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Obama has passed responsibility for Gitmo policy and trials for terror suspects to Eric Holder, his attorney general. The buck has been passed to NATO for our military presence in Libya. At each crisis, Barack Obama hasn’t wanted to take responsibility for a decision, so he relied on his teammates in his cabinet and Congress to carry him.The footnote to this excellent piece, is that LeBron still remains VERY popular for a large segment of the sports public that - believe it or not - just doesn't put too much stock in that pesky thing called "winning."
Just like, I am sure, Obama remains popular for a large segment of the population that - believe it or not - just doesn't get too wrapped up in the fact his policies have all been abject failures.