This build up toward inauguration is simply unprecendented. Seriously, what other leader in all of human history has received this type of hype? Even the greatest leaders of all time have received almost no hype compared to this man. People are acting like he will be a greater leader than Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Reagan, and Churchill. I can guarantee you, that will not be the case. The press is simply falling over themselves praising Obama for whatever he does. We will simply not be getting a fair assessement with this press that is brazenly pro-Obama and has dropped any pretense of objectivity. One actually has to watch Fox to get the entire picture. Most of the press is simply afraid to criticize him because he is black. Is this an example where the expectations are so gargantuan, that Obama will inevitably fail to fulfil them? If the new president were white, would he would be getting anywhere near this kind of attention? Not a chance. Have people lost their mind? I have to wonder if this isn't one of the mass delusions Charles Mackay was talking about.