In his own words:
"President Obama is the product of our turbulent history, all that came before led to him. [He] needs to continue making history," for "the moment he becomes just another incumbent president, bogged down in the status quo, he will lose something vital since we first met him: his historic self."
Obama can't simply be president. He has to remain a mythic figure who has risen above all earthly endeavors.
How does one reason with that?
It's not for nothing that Chris Matthews Took Home Trophy As Most Over-the-Top Pundit.