Maureen Dowd on Obama: proves it is possible to be intelligent and critical He came as a redeemer and then — tied up in W.’s Gordian knots, dragged down by an economy leeched by wars and Wall Street charlatans — didn’t redeem. And nothing bums out a nation that blows with the wind like a self-appointed messiah who disappoints. If we’re not the ones we’ve been waiting for, who are we? - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/opinion/22dowd.html?src=me&ref=homepage I think Dowd has a keen sense of observation. "Obama is the victim of the elevated expectations he so skillfully created in 2008." --- what does this do to the wingnut narrative that the Media is in Obama's corner?