While I am happy to see that 200 former U.S. diplomats endorse Obama and that 61 Nobel Laureates in science endorse him as well, I am beginning to feel a bit pressured. And I am already for the guy. I honestly think that he is the best candidate for President that we have had since I became able to vote. Yes, he has flaws, but when I compare the accuracy of his statements with McCain’s, I would have to say that he is a breath of fresh air.
Like I have said before, his stance on science, technology, and education pretty much won me over. And in my opinion, a community organizer is exactly what the White House needs. After all, when the US was just starting out and much smaller, is that not what all of the great leaders were?
But will all of these endorsements have a backlash? When so many people are saying, “ooh! Look at this guy! He’s great!” won’t some people tune out just because he is becoming too popular? I know that I distrusted him when I saw how popular he was becoming. It was only after Obama began to release details of his strategies that I jumped on the bandwagon.
We are an interesting society. We do not trust too much popularity. We do not trust too much power. We like the underdog. I wonder whether Obama’s cult of personalty is approaching critical mass?