The potential for hubris? The potential?!?! You mean until now he’s been demure and unassuming?
Inside the White House and out, advisers and associates have noted subtle but palpable changes in Mr. Obama since his re-election. “He even carries himself a little bit differently,” said one confidant who, like others, asked not to be identified discussing the president. He is relaxed, more voluble and even more confident than usual, these people say, freer to drop profanities or dismiss others’ ideas — enough that even some supporters fear the potential for hubris.
Goodness know it wasn’t his re-election that led to hubris. Anyone recall when he remembered Neil Armstrong by posting an image of himself?
Or when he tweeted about the Rosa Parks’ birthday with a photo of himself?
Nobody considered such egregious acts of megalomania as hubris?
A guy who’d preen like this isn’t already consumed with hubris?