Deification of Obama?

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Republicans are already mocking the stage set of tonight's Invesco Field coronation. It looks like the Parthenon, home to the Greek gods atop Mount Olympus, and the opposition spinners are calling it the "Temple of Obama." They even sent around a memo to the media on the proper way to wrap a toga that showed the different styles of the garments for different classes and occasions, a kind of "what not to wear" for the Classical set.

Obama will give his acceptance speech before up to 80,000 worshipful fans, following performances by actual rock stars and fireworks, according to reports. But is all this wise, some Democrats are asking, considering that the Republican counter-narrative for Obama is that he is a narcissistic celebrity with little substance - and a man who may have a dangerous messiah complex. There has been plenty of snickering here in Denver through the week: Will Obama be lowered onto stage from a helicopter? Will he rise from the ground? Maybe they'll flood the football field and he'll walk across it to the stage. And these jokes are coming from people who support Obama.

"We already know he is a rock star, we already know he can bring 85,000 people together in a stadium. He has done it multiple times. He needs to talk to people who haven't made up their minds yet," Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said, according to The Politico website.

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