In this article, Micheal Goodwin of the New York Post writes:
The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist.
The president’s workdays are said to end early, often at 4 p.m. He usually has dinner in the family residence with his wife and daughters, then retreats to a private office. One person said he takes a stack of briefing books. Others aren’t sure what he does.
The first paragraph, if true, is really bad for a President. He would be seeking out, and finding, only the point of view of people that certainly agree with him in most matters. Obama is avoiding intellectual challenges, and with such a small group, the odds of falling into groupthink are very great.