The naked truth:
Is found simply in the title (and subhead) of this essay
by Howard Fineman:
A Turning Tide?
Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes.
So much for democracy.
Then there are these excerpts:
Luckily for Obama, the public still likes and trusts him ...
... in ways both large and small, what's left of the American establishment is taking his measure and, with surprising swiftness, they are finding him lacking.
If the establishment still has power, it is a three-sided force, churning from inside the Beltway, from Manhattan-based media and from what remains of corporate America.
The American people remain on his side, but he has to be careful that the gathering judgment of the Bigs doesn't trickle down to the rest of us.
This essay belongs in a time capsule.
A sane person would have dragged the file to the trash rather than let it out for publication, thereby subjecting oneself to well-deserved scorn and ridicule.
"This essay belongs in a [T]ime capsule." That's funny, Newsweek in a Time capsule.
Obama cannot allow himself to forget that newsmen have 401Ks too. If he takes away their retirement, they will turn against him more viciously than they turned against Bush and even Palin.