I was just getting ready to do a piece on the political environment a year ago -- OMG, the Republicans have Obama on the ropes, he had a terrible August, run for the hills! And we know what happened after that.
But Obama got there first:
"And then last year just about this time, you'll recall that the Republicans had just nominated their Vice Presidential candidate, and everybody was -- the media was obsessed with it, and cable was 24 hours a day, and "Obama's lost his mojo." You remember all that? There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up. I don't know what it is. But that's what happens." —President Obama