You may have seen this surreptitiously recorded video of Obama working out at a hotel gym in Poland by now, but if you haven't, here it is.
What I was struck by was the fact that he didn't go through the full range of motion on most of his exercises. I can't help but feel that this is somehow emblematic of the way he runs his Presidency.
As I said on March 31st, you can tell pretty much everything you need to know about a person from just watching him work out.
Reassuringly, Obama does pass the workout IQ test. He works his legs, he utilizes a full body exercise, and he works out without the aid of a personal trainer.
Maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt because he may be jet lagged and tired from his job. (Then again, it's not as if Air Force One doesn't have a bed, and it's not as if he works all that hard at his day job.)
Nonetheless, between the fact that he doesn't go through the full range of motion and the light weights he used, he looks a little wimpy.
He looks like the kind of guy who, even if you cross a line he drew in the sand, probably wouldn't follow through on any of his threats.
(Of course, if he really worked out the way he ran his Presidency, he'd be lifting large metallic dumbbells labeled "100 pounds" which were in fact hollow, filled only with air. Hot air.)