ROSS DOUTHAT: “Yes, of course the Hitler comparisons are absurd, but I’d really like to know which genius on the Obama campaign thought it would be a good idea to have their candidate conduct a major campaign rally in Europe with three months to go till the election and their candidate, despite an incredibly favorable climate and a fumbling opponent, still clinging to a 2-4 point lead in the polls?”

UPDATE: A Princess Diana connection.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Luring a German crowd with rock bands, brats, and beer. Hey, it’s worked for him before, and the press left out the rock band part.