it really just lowers most peoples opinions of yourself.
Instead of getting pissed off at Obama for his personal habits, which are really no worse then that of most people, I will just look at where the country is in OCT 2012 vs. JAN 2009 and decide what the man did to contribute to those changes, and base my opinion on that.
As of now he is pretty much still untested, for the most part he is still getting used to the office, which is fine, something I would expect any new President to do. He has made some good decisions and some bad ones. Overall I think he has done more good than bad. It is still, however too early to decern the true impact of his decisions.
I do understand that many republicans are determined to hate him, but than there were many hippies who were determined to hate Bush. My main problem however is that both of these parties limit themselves to name calling and attacking personal habits rather then the actual policy that they are following.