But the real question is will any of these distractions, distract people from their wallets? In times like these elections aren’t won by rhetoric, they’re won by worry. Obama has made Americans worry, and now they’re returning the favor. The economy has not been kind to incumbents and there is no reason to believe that it will be any kinder to Obama than it was to the European and Arab leaders it has already displaced. While Obama is still humming about an “Arab Spring”, the winds of an “American Spring” may be blowing his way.