Is Barack Obama—junior U.S. senator from Illinois, best-selling author, Harvard Law Review editor, Men's Vogue cover model, and "exploratory" presidential candidate—the second coming of our Savior and our Redeemer, Prince of Peace and King of Kings, Jesus Christ? His press coverage suggests we can't dismiss this possibility out of hand. I therefore inaugurate the Obama Messiah Watch, which will periodically highlight gratuitously adoring biographical details that appear in newspaper, television, and magazine profiles of this otherworldly presence in our midst.Eighty percent of joking aside, here's why I fully support an Obama candidacy. Remember John Kerry, anyone? No? He was that one guy, the tall one with the booming monotone, the one that everybody said could never win the election because he was trapped for decades in the linguistic glue of The Compromise Chamber. That's why Obama's got to get out, and get out quick. He needs to run for president before his brain turns to goo.
Jan 31, 2007
go for it now, Senator Obama, while you still can
Via Josh, this newish Slate feature, The Obama Messiah Watch.