May 14th, 2013
06:51 PM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Obama's second-term curse? Not so fast.

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources."

(CNN) - The media verdict is in: Barack Obama is cursed.

Less than four months after taking the oath of office for the second time, he is seen as falling prey to some mysterious witchcraft that casts a fatal spell on re-elected presidents.

"Will Obama suffer the 'second-term curse'?" asks the Washington Post.

"President Obama stares down the second-term curse," says Politico. And such stories ricocheted onto NBC's "Today" show, on which, we learned, "some observers" are questioning whether "Mr. Obama is falling victim to the second-term curse."

One can almost conjure up a bubbling cauldron of black smoke with a wand-wielding wizard laughing diabolically.

Read more of Howie's two cents here.

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    May 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  2. Dorothy

    RE: May 19th show. Please stop asking Jennifer Rubin and David Shuster on your show. They never add anything to a discussion except their own biased views. In fact, it would be great if they were both dropped as CNN commentators.

    May 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Reply

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