Only in America could a man go from being a run of the mill, self-involved, self-aggrandizing asshole to the ultimate heights: the most self-involved, self-aggrandizing asshole in the entire world. His trajectory is without doubt clear proof of exceptionalism's value.
Obama's high school shenanigans, as they're calling them in the press, can't really be used against him politically. The thumbsuckers agree and and so do I. Of course not. People who are going to vote for him will be doing so precisely because he's exactly the same as he was in high school, only without a joint in his hand to distract him. He might as well be Mitt Romney, which is the whole point of the exercise.