I am SOOOO enjoying this unveiling of The Over-rated One. To some of us, and I can't specifically explain why, Obama has been a phony, manufactured personna guy from day one. Almost the first time I heard him speak. Just never rang true. And all the White Guilt heaped on his reasonably attractive base package created an advertiser's dream. I agree. Obama didn't fail. He was simply the real Obama. For heaven's sake, just listen to his 60 Minutes interviews or anything ad hoc; he is very very ordinary. But when prepared and prompted or giving canned speeches very effectively like they are new, wow, there is no one better.