In the early stimulus battle, Barack Obama chose to sign a half-measure into law, cross his fingers and hope for the best. If we're keeping score here, Wall Street got taken care of, magnificently. And incumbency is also being well-served. Ordinary people? Well, they got a half-assed stimulus effort and a few kind words. Obama has become tragically disconnected from the real lives of ordinary Americans, and I have to imagine there's a very good chance that ordinary Americans will return the favor in 2012.