Big campaign rallies, like the one held yesterday at the University of Wisconsin that attracted thousands, and backyard barbeques may have some benefits; but, they’re more likely to backfire. They put a spotlight on what President Obama does best – energize a crowd. But they also provide a stark reminder to voters of what he doesn’t do so well: govern.

Serving as president – and the head of the Democratic Party – is a lot different than the campaign trail. Too many bright lights and big crowds this month will remind the public just how much Obama let them down after the enthusiasm of the 2008 campaign.