Why Is This Man Smiling?

President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enjoy low-fat shave ices at one of their favorite local shops in Hawaii, in their first public appearance since they went on vacation. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Is it because:

A) After months of toil and bad PR for his ineffectiveness, he finally gained ground against Congress during the lame-duck session — capping what turned out to be two of the most productive years of Congress ever?
B) Gay people finally love him again?
C) After December's much-publicized battle over cuts, nobody will forget he lowered taxes?
D) He finally found a delicious, sweet snack Michelle will allow him to be photographed eating?