He lacks cojones.
Why, you might ask, does Mickey think this?
Because the first rule of neoliberalism is to never, ever show weakness in front of the New York Times editorial board.
Because people who have weird obsessions with homosexuality are uniquely capable of determining who's a manly man full of manliness.
Because Obama didn't fight for Tom Daschle to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
What a wuss, right?