Did I miss the announcement of a Hosannas to Obama Hyperbolic Praise contest? Seems that half the commentators out there are vying to see who can praise The One the most. So far, the leader in the clubhouse has got to be Orlando Patterson, writing in the NY Times the other day:
To view the election of Barack Obama as notable only as an example of breaking through a racial barrier is to misunderstand the greater flow of our ever-more-inclusive democracy. America has, at last, delivered, in creating the most sublime example of democratic governance since its invention in Greece 25 centuries ago.
Wow. Lots of wows. (No pressure, Barack!)
If you want to read the whole piece, continue the celebration here .