Well, where are the "incredibly unrealistic expectations," then? Nagourney's snarky article aside (and the dude's been full of snark for quite a while when it comes to Obama), are actual Obama supporters broadcasting their "incredibly unrealistic expectations" or are naysayers representing
their expectations as incredibly unrealistic?
This strikes me as just more of the meme that we saw throughout the election -- that Obama supporters think he's the messiah, yadda yadda. When people I actually encountered or read about were way more clear-eyed than that.