President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He was roundly (and rightly) derided for the grandiosity of that statement. But it's true that he has done some big things well: speeches, health-care reform, even bipartisan gestures, as Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey can attest.