Custom Search

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Media Starting To Worry About Obama's Messiah Complex

The Trail reports that Barack Obama has started buying in to his own Messiah hype by describing a meeting he had with his peasants (House Democrats) where he makes a couple statements that shows his ego and obsession with himself seems to be getting out of control.

He tells his peasants "this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for."

He further states "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."

The Washington Post also seems to be a tad worried about the presumptuousness of Obama as well as noticing that he has started angering reporters...the ones that actually gave him encouragement to start buying his own hype, are now noticing the arrogance.

In the latest issue of the New Republic, Gabriel Sherman found reporters complaining that Obama's campaign was "acting like the Prom Queen" and being more secretive than Bush. The magazine quoted the New York Times' Adam Nagourney's reaction to the Obama campaign's memo attacking one of his stories: "I've never had an experience like this, with this campaign or others." Then came Obama's overseas trip and the campaign's selection of which news organizations could come aboard. Among those excluded: the New Yorker magazine, which had just published a satirical cover about Obama that offended the campaign.

One bit I found interesting in a New York Times piece which shows his arrogance was this:

I asked him what presents he takes home to his daughters. “Anytime I make a stop, Sasha gets snow globes and Malia gets key chains,” he said. “Somebody is assigned to that.”

“You have a snow globe aide?” I marveled.

He also admitted that he didn’t know exactly what was in those blue boxes with ribbons that his body man, Reggie Love, was toting for world leaders.

“I was not well organized enough to personally think of what presents to give these guys,” Obama said. “Hopefully, should I end up being president, I can put my touch on the present thing. But I didn’t even know it was a custom to give presents other than state visits.”

Obama's attitude which has largely been created by those in the media that now seem to be concerned about, is exactly what Democratic aides recently complained about by calling his campaign insufferable, insular, uncooperative and inattentive.

It looks like the boy wonder's "audacity" is starting to grate on the media's nerves a bit.