Bad news: No leg tingles for Chris Matthews at journalist lunch with Obama today

A palate cleanser via Mediaite. My headline’s misleading, actually: Shep’s exact words are “no tingles that I know of,” but given Matthews’s past practices, if there was a-tinglin’ going on, presumably everyone else in the room would have been … only too aware.

What could have produced such a surprisingly subdued reaction? Quoth Katie Couric: “Just had lunch with the president who seems pensive, slightly deflated, realistic, aggravated and resolute. Didn’t eat his pie.” Exit question: Is The One no longer, ahem, “horny for victory”?