Obama’s cult of personality

100,000 supports come out to see Obama in Denver. In worries me a bit. He’s not a rock star, he’s not the second coming, he’s a good politician at the right time and place. Sure, Americans are fed up, many of our cherished values and institutions are in shambles, and Obama’s brings a brand of hope and change to the table that people are desperate to latch on to. But I don’t like seeing otherwise sane and rational people I know succumbing to the siren call of partisanship and spin. We’re better than that. And we have the luxury, with a tremendous poll advantage, that while McCain continues to toil in the swamp, Obama’s supporters can keep their discourse elevated.

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  1. I’ve been struggling with this myself, the idea that I rely on the leftist freak show as a necessary counterbalance to the rightist freak show — it’s hard to find a nice way to say, “it’s nice that you back the right guy, but it just makes you the good kind of crazy.

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