WCBS-TV: "President Obama Plays Golf After Making Somber Statement On Beheaded American Journalist James Foley"
. . . At Pace University, Political Scientist Christopher Malone said that perception is reality for politicians.
“Something like this sort of reinforces the sense that maybe he is a little aloof, maybe he is a little isolated. I think that sort of narrative really is starting to take a toll six years into his presidency,” Malone said.