Boy, this Newsweek headline speaks volumes, no? [emphasis added]
"A Turning Tide? Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes."
Isn't it sort of creepy the way Beltway journalists, such as Howard Fineman, now comfortably advertise their disdain for the gullible "people," while sucking up to the establishment as all-knowing sages?
And BTW, Fineman doesn't actually bother quoting anybody from "the establishment" in his piece. The essay is entirely his opinion. In other words, Fineman has no proof of what "the establishment" thinks or if it's collectively turning on Obama. But because Fineman has doubts, he assumes all the other important people do, too.
Gee, nothing self-aggrandizing about that, right?