Frankly, I think that's the media doing some CYA for the incumbent.
For instance there was this:
And it is reported that those that stormed the Embassy in Cairo were chanting "Obama, Obama there are still a billion Osama's". Yup, all about a movie.
And whose flag did they raise in the sted of the Stars and Stripes?
Al-Qaeda's, that's whose. On the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and in the year their leader was killed.
Some spontaneous demonstration, huh?
Probably all in the morning briefings for the President.