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- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - John Tantillo
"Does our president have more in common with the Hula-Hoop than anyone might guess? The answer is a resounding yes," Mr. Tantillo explains. "Sudden and unjustifiable adulation and excitement for the product and the person. Overnight a piece of plastic becomes something everyone must have. Overnight a junior senator from Illinois becomes the man to beat in the race for American president."
"The next stage of the fad product life is tragic and inevitable: rapid brand decline," he adds, noting that even liberals admit that Mr. Obama's air of potent potential has been replaced with the sense that he is overwhelmed.