Thursday, February 7, 2008

Now There's the Cult Spin

These characters have to be kidding. Anything to spin what seems to be a good thing, like masses flocking to a candidate with lots of allure, into a bad thing. Kinda like all those notions that Apple is a cult. Don't we have better things to report on? Excerpts of this article below.

Describing various encounters with Obama supporters, she writes, "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.'...So I say, we should all get a grip, stop all this unseemly mooning over Barack, see him and the political landscape he is a part of in a cooler, clearer, and more realistic light, and get to work."


Joe Klien, 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 different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different. It's different not because of me. It's different because of you."

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