From Rich Lowry at NRO, a piece that pretty much BBQs Obama and the cult of admirers surrounding him.
"The laughter is testament less to Obama’s actual wit than the overriding belief among his listeners that he is witty. When his supporters arrive at an event, they expect to be entertained and dazzled. For them, he is the most interesting president in the world. He exists in a bubble of adoration almost as impenetrable as the security bubble created by the Secret Service.|
"This is why he can show up for the most important event of his reelection campaign, the first debate, and expect his usual talking points to be considered devastatingly dispositive."
"The absence of cries of “We love you!” must have been disorienting."