Hassan, you know very well that Khamenei is in his weakest position since he came on power. He basically does not know what to do and that is why he is not showing himself that often in the public. He comes every now and then talks nonsense and goes. People have rejected the hardline he took in the past 8 years by collaboration with AN and now he has no legitimacy ideologically and in terms of pragmatism no reason to rule.
Of course, he never had legitimacy in the first place. However, by backing off and admitting to drinking of Jaame Zahr, he has basically defeated himself more as many other regime members have come to conclusion that there is no point in this VG bullshit.
So, you can give yourself comfort as much as you like but it does not change the fact that he is either going down in history as a big jaame zahr drinker or as someone who took even tougher line and made IR collapse.