In the Arena

Honeymoon Over?

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Even over here in the middle east, you can feel the zeitgeist gently shifting–Obama ebbing, for the moment, at least in medialand. First, there was the Senator’s lightweight performance at the Las Vegas Health forum, recounted by the Magisterial Moderator Tumulty. Then there was the Ron Brownstein column that I linked to yesterday. And now, this from Mike Allen.

None of this is even vaguely dire–it’s all part of the natural flow of a campaign, barely noticed by actual civilians, I’d guess–and it can actually be beneficial to Obama, if he takes the right message from it: time to start adding some policy meat to his candidacy. But it should be noted, as March slides into April, that Barack Obama is now, officially, human.