Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The pressure of collective hope

Obama O moonIt's just amazing to me that, some 6 weeks before he's even taken office, Obama is being morphed into Lincoln (both directly and indirectly) and Franklin Roosevelt (this becomes this), among other presumptions. I think this is the release of pent-up hope, relief, natural parallels and historical reverberations, but it's also sort of mind-blowing. I guess we're lucky that Obama is a pretty cool head or he might find that such analogies (and hints of deification) put him off his game...

(all via Bag News Notes)

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