with the shutdown of those programs
Have these programs been shutdown? I haven't seen any indication of that...
a difficult one to sell to the public
Obama does not need to sell it to the public (nor has he tried). These programs are unconstitutional, and executing under his authority (he doesn't even need Congress to do anything). He simply needs to order the programs to stop.
the fight is now over when and how strong encryption will be permitted
The enemy will have access to strong encryption. Much like gun control, only law abiding citizens will suffer.