Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama showed that his old days as a Chicago community organizer can help even in the halls of the United Nations.

“I was a community organizer in the 1970s and 1980s and this week we all got to see what a good organizer can do. President Obama ploddingly met with reluctant, confused, worried, and confused world leaders and got most of them to at least share a piece of the action in Syria/Iraq crisis.

“He had to wait for his own public opinion to allow U.S. action and recognize that any response that had a 'Made in America' label attached could potentially do more harm than good.

“We saw diplomacy, horse trading, and a brilliant speech before the United Nations from a born again leader of the free world. Above all, it worked.

“At the same time applications for unemployment benefits continued to spiral downward. I would give him an A except for the 'Teacup Handshake.’ It was not cool but also not harmful either. Let's just say that the president had a few things on his mind this week."

Grade — A-

Improvement over last week’s B