However, maybe the guy has lost it. Not surprised either. BO was a very junior Senator when he was elected seven years ago and also did not participate in the workings of the U.S. government to any great extent.
We are now learning quite painfully that being a woefully poor law professor and then being elected POTUS does not instantly make one the smartest man in the world. Or does the office come with a “learning period”. Read this if you have any doubts: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Blogs/Peek-POV/2014/06/23/Obamas-Use-ISIL-Not-ISIS-Tells-Another-Story