A month-and-a-half away from entering the second year of his Presidency, Barack Obama’s carefully-crafted image is coming apart.

Media fascination has vanished, replaced with skepticisim. Public adolation is facing, replaced with impatience. Obama the President is a far cry from Obama the candidate and Obama the President is faced with realities that wipe out the image.

So Obama will soon enter the new year faced with at least seven stories he doesn’t want told and seven realities that could destroy the myth.

Writing in Politico, John F. Harris looks at the seven stories Obama doesn’t want told:

  • He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money
  • Too much Leonard Nimoy
  • That’s the Chicago Way
  • He’s a pushover
  • He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe
  • President Pelosi
  • He’s in love with the man in the mirror.

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