Please, please, please read this Esquire piece on Obama. It’s so fawning it seems like parody. But it’s not parody, the author is quite sincere. Here’s a clip to laugh at or vomit over:
Before the fall brings us down, before the election season begins in earnest with all its nastiness and vulgarity… can we just enjoy Obama for a moment? Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement? Because twenty years from now, we’re going to look back on this time as a glorious idyll in American politics, with a confident, intelligent, fascinating president riding the surge of his prodigious talents from triumph to triumph. Whatever happens this fall or next, the summer of 2011 is the summer of Obama.
And he makes the trains run on time too!