So says Peggy Noonan in her WSJ article, "Political Cycles."
Her evidence is mainly circumstantial & anecdotal - with the usual neck-in-neck polling numbers thrown in - but she says something more is in the political wind. A political wind blowing from the left, no less.
However. Mr. Obama consistently shows that he doesn't know what he doesn't know. It's a theme with his talented, confident staff. They don't know what they don't know either. Because they're young and they've never been in power and it takes time to know what you don't know. The presidential-type seal with OBAMA on it, the sometimes over-the-top rhetoric about healing the earth and parting the seas. They pick the biggest, showiest venue for the Berlin speech, the Brandenburg Gate, just like a president, not realizing people would think: Ya gotta earn that one, kid.
Rede it all.