Michael Barone suspects that Obama's campaign managers are fooling themselves. He gets it from an article in the New York Magazine by John Heilemann.
The picture Heilemann draws is of campaign managers whose assumptions have been proved wrong and who seem to be fooling themselves about what will work in the campaign.
One assumption that has been proved wrong is that the Obama campaign would raise $1 billion and that, as in 2008, far more money would be spent for Democrats than Republicans.
Heilemann reports the campaign managers' alibis. Obama has given donors "shabby treatment," he writes. This of a president who has attended more fundraisers than his four predecessors combined.
There's a startling little factoid. More fundraisers than his four predecessors combined. It's Obama's concept of governing.