Over at Powerline, conservative Paul Mirengoff writes,
We conservatives have had a good time ridiculing the Obama phenomenon, especially its messianic feel — the willingness of its adherents to pour so much hope and belief into such an empty, or at least incomplete, vessel — and its elevation of “narrative” over substance.
It turns out that we were dying to have basically the same experience.
The title headline of the Weekly Standard cover for Sept. 8, 2008:
Is She the One We’ve Been Waiting For?
Before voting this year, it might be good to re-read the Grand Inquisitor section (“miracle, mystery, and authority”) of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.