Presidential candidate/motivational speaker/cult leader/unrepentant Socialist....whatever he is, he spoke in New Hampshire yesterday...using phrases soon to be inscribed in The Book of the One, to be chanted on future Sundays:
....much of Mr Obama's speech in Londonderry - punctuated by cries of "We all love you Obama", "I love you" and "We will work with you" - was devoted to the kind of quasi-religious sentiments and motivational-coach style exhortations, the kind of pride that set him up for a big fall in January.
"I want you to believe," said the candidate, clad in an open-necked shirt and barn jacket. "Not so much believe just in me but believe in yourselves. Believe in the future. Believe in the future we can build together. I'm confident together we can't fail."
There was a carnival atmosphere among the crowd of some 4,000, who almost drowned Mr Obama out as he reached his crescendo and said: "I promise you. We won't just win New Hampshire. We will win this election and, you and I together, we're going to change the country and change the world."
Mr Obama was described as "preternaturally confident" in a gushing endorsement by the Washington Post on Friday.
Pretty smug, for a guy who's only about two points up in the polls....man, if he doesn't walk on water on the way to his inaguration, I will be sorely disappointed....
You'd almost think people weren't interested in who the other guy was...oh, wait, so how did this happen?