Newsweek’s Howard Fineman tries with this:
…What we learn is that Obama by instinct is no revolutionary, but rather a soothing semi-insurgent seemingly eager to reassure the very Establishments he claims to be eager to assault.Fineman’s entire article’s here.
We learn that he has yet to master the art of keeping his cool when someone (an opponent or the press) has the temerity to question his decision-making. We learn that his first instinct is to brush off criticism with a flick of a finger.
But we also learn that Obama has absorbed much from his crash course in presidential campaigning. One lesson he has internalized is how to cut his losses quickly.
It took him months to ditch the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity Church of Christ.
It took him weeks to distance himself from the likes of Samantha Power.
It took Obama only a day to throw Johnson under the bus. …
I’m sure there are others in the Anything for Obama media club who are also trying their best for Sen. Obama, but my vote right now goes to Fineman.
If you find someone putting a better face on the Johnson mess, please let me know.