The next five months should be interesting --- given that Barack Obama is now experiencing something entirely unique in his heretofore stellar career: widespread criticism of his performance and increasing weariness with his boilerplate and his telprompted eloquence.
Starting with his Occidental days, and going on through Columbia, Harvard, Chicago, the U.S. Senate and the 2008 campaign, rarely has Mr. Obama faced much criticism, much less any acccountability that would involve judging his rhetoric by actual achievement.
Hmmmmm, judging Obama on what he has done (or has not done, actually) instead of what he says he's done? That's an interesting concept.... judging someone on their record, instead of their words.
Somehow, I don't think many in the media will go along with this method.