In her weekend WSJ column:
We're in the middle of an emergency. In times like this, Americans want their president to succeed. Politically the crisis works for Mr. Obama. Third is an unspoken public sense that we cannot afford another failed presidency, that we just got through one and a second would be terrible. Americans know how much good a successful presidency does for us in the world, in the public mind. The last unalloyed, inarguable success was Reagan. We need another. Liberal? Conservative? That, to the great middle of America, would, at the moment, be secondary. They want successful.