"Being seen taking a vacation — biking, golfing, dancing — while both foreign and domestic affairs seem to be coming unglued isn't likely to improve his image," said Lara Brown, director of the political management program at George Washington University.
"Her biggest challenger is actually Barack Obama. Where his legacy ends is going to reflect on her," she said. "Right now, the president has had a series of what are perceived as foreign policy missteps. If Barack Obama's foreign policy is perceived as having not been successful there will be more questioning about her tenure there."