Sunday, August 31, 2008
Well said, D!
Dymphna, she of the red veil and soulful wisdom I so enjoy, gets the quote of the day award - or maybe the whole election cycle. She sums up Barack Obama's appeal better than anyone I've heard to date:
I've never seen people act so weird about a candidate before in my life. His supporters seem to think he's Jesus, their absent dad and dream lover all wrapped into one.
The cult of personality associated with BO, the Che Guevara-like posters, the mindless hysteria he generates, his rise from being a provincial political agitator...honestly, sometimes I wonder if this is what Germany was like in 1937.
(And no, despite my bizarre dream last week, I don't think he's about to invade neighboring countries, ethnically cleanse our country or anything like that - it's the phenomenon, not the philosophy - that they seem to share).