On health care, aides said that Mr. Obama had been fixated on details of the law’s carrying out and that advisers did not withhold information but were likewise surprised by the scope of the problems.
“From the moment the health care bill was signed into law the president was very focused on making sure it was implemented correctly,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser. “In just about every meeting, he pushed the team on whether the website was going to work. Unfortunately, it did not, and he’s very frustrated.”
"[He] pushed the team on whether the website was going to work". Did Obama actually review testing schedules and results? How did those conversations unfold, and who left him with the impression that the testing was anywhere near adequate? Was there really never a time when someone asked for more resources and higher-level involvement?
Or did Obama just exhort them by threatening them with a mega-tantrum if he ended up disappointed or frustrated?
Our former community organizer might have been more diligent in organizing this community of software engineers. Or not - those golf balls aren't going to hit themselves.