Rich begins his column (a must-read) with this succinct statement of Obama’s problem after his second James Blaine moment:
Barack Obama was caught saying something he believes.
And there you have it. He argues that Obama is not special at all, he’s just another narcissistic, out-of-touch Ivy League elitist like the last two men the Democrats ran.
Then again, Obama could be right. The near-religious adulation surrounding his candidacy might indeed prove that people embrace irrational superstition due to hard economic times.