Carol Platt Liebau
Some time ago, it seemed clear from emerging trends in press coverage that the meme of EgObamania presented a potential threat to Barack's campaign, as I noted here, back in March, and also here, more recently.

Well, Dana Milbank has picked up the theme -- in a column titled "President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour" -- and run with it like an Olympic track star.  What's truly remarkable is how quickly the press can turn on a candidate that it has lionized.

Perhaps the reason for the increasingly hostile coverage lies in a sentence at the end of a paragraph deep in Milbanks piece: "[T]here are signs that the Obama campaign's arrogance has begun to anger reporters."

What kind of ineptitude does it take to turn a press contingent once panting with adoration into a vicious pack of attack dogs?  Could it be one more sign that the Obama campaign isn't quite ready for prime time?


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.