Obama v. 1.0 not doing so hot these days

Maybe they should have completed the trial run before going for the whole enchilada:

Before David Axelrod managed Barack Obama, he managed Deval Patrick. Before the senator from Chicago told adoring crowds, “don’t tell me words don’t matter,” the aspiring governor from Massachusetts told adoring crowds, “don’t tell me words don’t matter.” In Massachusetts, an electorate selected a charismatic African-American lawyer who made bold, almost-too-good-to-be-true promises to reform government, only to be disappointed by waste, corruption, and a sense that the team around the executive was more interested in the appearance of competence than actual competence.