Can you spell coward?
Obama did the opposite, run away ! run away!
"...Similarly, the White House mostly has sought to stay out of the fray in Madison, Wis., and other state capitals where Republican governors are battling public employee unions and Democratic lawmakers over collective bargaining rights. When West Wing officials discovered that the Democratic National Committee had mobilized Mr. Obama's national network to support the protests, they angrily reined in the staff at the party headquarters.
"Administration officials said they saw such events beyond Washington as distractions from the optimistic 'win the future' message Mr. Obama introduced with his State of the Union address, exhorting the country to increase spending."