All Obama really had going for him in 2008 was a carefully crafted image that appealed to a media than had been already been blurring the lines between mere celebrity and political acumen.   Unfortunately for Obama after three years even the biggest fashion trend becomes stale.  As a result people as shallow as the New York Time's Maureen Dowd and Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi have begun to notice not only that Obama is a one trick pony, hurrying to schedule yet another speech every time he's in a political rut.  They have also noticed the trick has always been pretty lame.   Here's Dowd: Obama is still suffering from the Speech Illusion, the idea that he can come down from the mountain, read from a Teleprompter, cast a magic spell with his words and climb back up the mountain, while we scurry around and do what he proclaimed. The days of spinning illusions in a Greek temple in a football stadium are done. The One is dancing on the edge of one term. Here's...(Read Full Post)