Barack Obama, however, lost that memo last week in Denver — a single evening, yes, but one that raises a fascinating and timely question: Is the 44th president no more than a mediocre political talent who’s had one of the greatest runs of luck in history? And did that luck begin to run out in Denver last Wednesday during the homestretch of his final campaign?
Obama's election history:
3 terms Illinois Senate 1997 - 2004
Lost US House race - 2000
Won the Democratic primary for US Senate in 2004 after his campaign supplied dirt on first his Democratic challenger, who withdrew after the incident, then Jack Ryan "his divorce records, featuring accusations by his ex-wife that he wanted her to accompany him to sex clubs, ended up in the hands of the Tribune", forcing him to withdraw so Obama ran unopposed.
2008 - The President, against a very week and poorly supported Republican. (I've said before that the Democrats could have run a dog and it would have won in that anti-Republican environment.
I agree with the statement in this article, he's been a very lucky politician.