Here’s a site devoted to B.O. as Him Whom We Have Been Waiting For, spouting in millenarian fashion and being received in the same spirit. Prominent is this quote:
“… a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama” – Barack Obama, Lebanon, New Hampshire.
January 7, 2008.
[Frantic update: If he said this in New Hampshire or anywhere else, this web site is the only one who reported it, or heard it, for that matter. In short, it’s a gag.]
[Another update: Hillary does it too:
In Rhode Island, Hillary Clinton took on the Obamamania that has swept Democratic primary electorates by directly ridiculing the speeches of her opponent as unrealistic appeals by someone posing as a secular saint. "Now I could stand up here and say: Let's get everybody together. Let's get unified. The skies will open. The lights will come down. And you know the celestial choirs will be singing. And everyone we know will do the right thing. And the world will be perfect," Mrs. Clinton said with bitter sarcasm.
[Peas in a pod, she and the Obama-as-Messiah fellow]
Reader Nancy Thorne:
What Obama really is is a throw back to a period of unenlightenment. His change and reform are but camouflage for 1920 – 1930 hard core socialism and isolationism. His campaign has become a dangerous movement. Obama is wholly unqualified and is as radical as any person who has ever run for the presidency. He’s a 1960′s anti-war war radical with the template of a college student. His success would not bode well for the land of the free and the home of the brave.
As they say in far lesser circumstances, it’s scary. The guy’s self-esteem is at the heart of it, I fear.