The president of the United States has a pretty high bar to reach on a daily basis.
To Barack Obama’s credit, the public perception he has cultivated is of a slick, professional and warm commander in chief who effortlessly took to the Oval Office.
So it’s almost heartening to see a moment of vulnerability, of everydayism.
Which is what the media encountered last Friday when he turned 180 degrees from his course to Marine One and rushed back to his desk to retrieve something.
The official explanation, according to CBS News’ White House correspondent Mark Knoller, from the principal deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz was.