The Associated Press
President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet to discuss the response to BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is talking ever tougher as the Gulf oil spill crisis drags on, the public's patience wears thin and the peril to his presidency increases.
With pressure building on Obama to fix the crisis, the White House said he'll be heading back to the scene, spending next Monday and Tuesday inspecting oil damage in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Long viewed as a political positive, Obama's unflappable temperament may be working against him now. Despite his claims of being on top of things from Day One, Obama has come under fire even within his own party, accused of being slow to recognize the political danger of the spill and for appearing somewhat detached.
Colorado College political scientist Thomas E. Cronin says it's hard for Obama to get angry but his being motivated by increasing anger in the U.S.