What Obama needs to reverse his fortunes is a terrorist attack?

From the mouth of Rob Shapiro, a former Clinton advisor...

"The bottom line here is that Americans don't believe in President Obama's leadership," says Rob Shapiro, another former Clinton official and a supporter of Mr Obama. "He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can't think of how he could do that."

So a terror attack can restore Obama's presidency like the Oklahoma City bombing restored Clinton's?

What is Shapiro really trying to say?