I just watched this video tribute to Barack Obama, “American Prayer.”
It is the Cult of Personality on steroids: Obama as the coming, secular Messiah. The video is filled with people – including celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Barry Manilow, Jason Alexander, and Pamela Anderson – praying to Obama. You really need to watch this to understand how weird all of this is getting, and why there is a growing unease about Obama and his supporters. It’s worth pointing out, I suppose, that this merely plays into the World Celebrity trap set by the McCain campaign.