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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:06 AM 

ABC's Jake Tapper find liberals who are starting to get creeped-out by Sen. Obama inspirational message. Very interesting.

He writes:

It's as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of CHicago a savior, who is Barack the Democrat.

Obama supporter Kathleen Geier writes that she's "getting increasingly weirded out by some of Obama's supporters. On listservs I'm on, some people who know better--hard-bitten, not-so-young cynics, even--are gushing about Barack ... Excuse me, but this sounds more like a cult than a political campaign. The language used here is the language of evangelical Christianity--the Obama volunteers speak of `coming to Obama' in the same way born-again Christians talk about `coming to Jesus.'"


Joe Klein, writing at Time, notes "something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism" he sees in Obama's Super Tuesday speech.

"We are the ones we've been waiting for," Obama said. "This time can be dfferent because this campaign for the presidency of the United States is different. It's different not because of me. It's different because of you."

Says Klein: "This is not just maddenly vague. but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire.  ... The Obama campaign is all too often about how wonderful the Obama campaign is."

We are the ones we've been waiting for?Elmer Gantry, meet the Me Decade.




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