That President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is stunning. According to various reports, Hamas says he is not yet deserving of such an honor because he has yet to accomplish anything in terms of peace.
From a public relations perspective, he should have said, "Thanks, but no thanks." (Or, at least, "Not yet.")
How, pray tell, can anyone take this seriously? You can read plenty online - in all sorts of media outlets whether left, right or center - about how laughable and embarrassing it is to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize before actually doing anything. Even the President's most ardent supporters are slightly confused.
I'd argue that accepting this honor does more to tarnish his incredible reputation than bolster it.