This post is dedicated to James Wolcott at Vanity Fair who sent many readers to this site. I have taken down the photo because it clearly distracts from the real issue of whether I think Mr. Obama is presidential material, which indeed I do not.
Suffice it to say, I'm no fan of Barack Obama and never will be. It absolutely floors me this country takes him seriously as real presidential material. I mean, the man has served two years in the U.S. Senate with almost no accomplishment or foreign policy experience in a time we are in a long drawn out war, W-A-R.
A W-A-R that he's staunchly opposed to and that we should be too, by golly.
It's clear we need the Man from Glad. And Obama fits the bill to a tea: a well-spoken, clean cut candidate who can span the divide between rich and poor, black and white, red and blue and dumb and dumber.
Slate has remixed several of Barack's promo videos here. Clearly here is a man trying to be all things to all people, people.
And let's face it, Obama has really been running since that speech he made at the Democratic National convention back in 2004. That's when he caught "the presidential fever." It was all those cameras and wild applause, heady stuff for the Illinois state senator on his way to the Big Senate. And now he can't get enough.
In him, in that moment another messiah figure was born to offer us instant hope from the travails of the dirty rotten fallen world we slog around in: A Man from Glad for all of us wretches in a weenie world.
And who knew we were in need of such a heavy dose of H-O-P-E which he now purports to offer.
Never mind that Saddam Hussein is gone, a new parliamentary government has been established in Iraq with free elections and hundreds of small businesses are springing up everywhere. Even the marshes are starting to flourish there again. The U.S. stock market is setting record highs, we haven't had another terrorist attack here since 9-11, and gas prices are coming down.
None of the hard work of these accomplishments matter, you see. What matters? Well Barack is here to tell us.
He's here to change things, and tell us, along with the New York Times and other pessimistic elites, how tough things really are and how much we need his brand of H-O-P-E.
I'll write more on his candidacy in the months to come, but I want to link to my previous post on Obama here last October.
Meanwhile, calling Man from Glad with H-O-P-E.. Evidently, our weeny world awaits yet another messiah, with a little "m."