One thing in this campaign that’s been somewhat amusing has been the photography and images of Barack Obama as some kind of spiritual being. Here are some examples:
I’ve treated these with an amused disconnection. The Left has been treating their candidates more and more like religious figures and less like politicians. (Goracle anybody?) Most candidates brush this kind of iconography off and attribute it to over-zealous fans.
Well, it seems that the Obama team really likes pushing the image. Here’s a cropped shot of their victory homepage:
Light shining forth from all around him and Biden. An Obama symbol at the center, radiating light rays down upon the two Chosen Ones. Come on. How absolutely over-the-top. And it speaks volumes to the ego of these men. (To be fair, I can’t find a picture with a Biden halo, so I think he was added to this picture as an afterthought. But I did find a picture of Biden with a pancake on his head.)