That's because he doesn't have too, Paul. Not when the odds are stacked in favor of the "house."
Guys like you, Paul, you live in what they call "the reality-based community," which they define as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality."
But, they will tell you "that's not the way the world really works anymore."
You didn't think this philosophy just applied to the Bush doctrine or was exclusively limited to the field of war and foreign policies, did you?
Economic wars are by far the most devastating of them all, their casualties highly unreported, and their violence hidden. Examples abound in the Majority World of the poorer and less developed countries, where the effects are more overt than they are in Western Europe and the USA. But the violence is the same: Reality is whatever they say it is.
And there is nothing you, or anyone, can do about it—this is what makes it violence.
You are either with the program or you are not, Paul. There is no middle ground, here (and, ironically, perhaps even most especially so for the so-called centrists or new-democrats, à la Obama.) You are either for the banksters or you are against them—and you're not going to make it very far in this game if the house hasn't got your back. Obama understood that from day one. As did G. W. Bush before him.
Dubya's rise to the highest office in the land has been to that regard a most perfect example of what "house advantage" means, if any such a demonstration was ever needed. So has the impotence and ongoing belittlement of the Left made irrelevant under the Obama presidency—this, at the very same time Astroturf wars were building up what was eventually to grow into the current Tea Party movement.
Shock and awe! What a demonstration of strength! The rest is history, and history is written by the victors... Enters Robert Barro...