Rand Simberg wrote a short little ditty on President Obama’s fading hopes, but the last line will strike you:
I hope that they continue to nurture this myth, though, because it will result in many mistakes in the campaign next year from hubris (including keeping people like Plouffe and Axelrod, who mistook their own luck for brilliance).
Re-read the parenthetical part one more time. Every time I see Plouffe and Axelrod on TV, they both speak and strut like Masters of the Universe. But Rand is on to something here — it’s all based on willful — gleeful! — self-delusion.