In the old greek myths it was Atlas who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders, and, judging from the cotninued bad news for the democrats and their supporters in the electorial cycles, Obama may have to bear the weight of the democratic political world on his shoulders in the next 14 months! Because he is correct in his assumption that its not about getting him(Obama ) a victory in 2013, its about getting the democratic party and those who beleive and support them, and, by extension, him a victory! There was a lot of hope invested into this president, people invested their very futures into this president, and with things looking so tenous, people are right to be concerned!
In the next 14 months this president is going to have to shoulder the burden and make a atlas like effort to save ,not only his presidency, but the hopes and dreams of those who have invested so much into it! If he can pull it off, the political capital that was lost in the wake of the 2009 election will be restored to him and the agenda he so wanted to pursue can be brought to its fruition! But if not if will as if Atlas lost his burden, and the world came crashing down!