There is a certain percentage of the electorate who will never unclench their cloying hopeful fingers from the robe of their God-head Barrack Obama. So many in the mainstream media have invested in him the full measure of their credibility, integrity and, yes, even their dignity (Chris Matthews "thrill up the leg" springs to mind) that to criticize him and portray him as the failure, fool and flop that he is would totally destroy the only thing that really matters to them: Their egos. Blacks, understandably, don't want to admit that one of their own, who finally made it to a management position in the rarified air of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., wouldn't have even made a decent domestic. Add to that the fear that future black candidates might be dismissed out-of-hand for fear that this one might be another incarnation of "The One".
And finally, there are the "I hated Bush SOOOOOOO MUCH that no one no how no way could be any worse! And what's more...he stole BOTH elections!" crowd. This group, I suspect, accounts for the still unaccountably high percentage of current Obama supporters in current polls. How else could such a dismall Presidency retain so many supporters. Like the aforementioned Media types, they too can't admit to themselves that this man, who was obviously so superior to Dubya in every possible way; this man who was awarded the Nobel Prize based solely on his reassuring smile; this man who could have been the subject of a Dos Eqquis beer campaign, and this man on whom they pinned the expectation of "Hope and Change," could have reduced the people of this nation to a state of "Cope and Cringe."