On Morning Joe, Mika was hopeful that Obama will be seen as a disciplined and strong leader. Joe Scarborough is throroughly impressed with the killing of bin Laden and believes this will go a long way toward helping Obama's approval rating and increasing the possibility of non-partisanship progress on budget and debt issues. Tom Brokaw is older and wiser, so he's cautious and believes it all depends on how Obama and his team capitalize on the killing of bin Laden.
Underneath all the hoopla surrounding Obama's operation to take out bin Laden is the assumption that image will trump reality and Obama will be re-elected, despite the sorry condition of the economy and Obama's poor performance in office. If we can forget the almost 15 trillion in debt, high unemployment, the failure to remove obstacles to energy production, the Fed's crippling monetary policy, the failed stimuli, the juggernaut of Obamacare, the flip-flopping, the civil rights violations, the unilateral involvement in Libya and all the associations with hardcore statists who have little regard for individual rights or a free market, then the hope is that people will feel warm and fuzzy, then unite and rally behind Obama.
Mika is a hopeful one, indeed.