The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.Does this mean he's not doing the "Celebrate Good Obama, Come On!!" dance?
I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.
Cult of Personality
Despite The Obama being deemed cool enough to play the babe-bangin' James Bond, some people aren't swept up with idolization of our President Elect. From Peter Hitchens (h/t B5):