You noticed the new tone in the MSM press? The media that were in Obama's pocket for so long smell a loser and are putting distance between themselves and the president to protect their own brand. It's not a change of heart. They're looking for a better bandwagon.
NYT has a piece praising Palin for "crossing the great divide"between the parties.
MSNBC fact checks the President's speech: Obama's jobs plan paid for? Seems not.
Salon publicizes Ralph Nader's admiration for Palin's populism.
The Chicago Tribune recommends Obama step down and Hillary step up.
USA Today: Fact check: The wealthy already pay more taxes
Yahoo reports Three Polls: Everyone's Soured on Obama's Handling of Economy
The pundits too:
Maureen Dowd: One and Done? - NYTimes.com
David Brooks: Obama Rejects Obamaism - NYTimes.com ("I'm a sap")
Frank Rich: Obama Looked 'Weak,' Amateurish In Speech Flap
Dana Milbank: The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency
Eugene Robinson: No Longer Unimaginable