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Chris Matthews won't be working alone. Back in November, the Hardball host said it was his job to make Barack Obama's presidency a success. Today, another TV journalist expressed a similar sentiment. Tavis Smiley has declared that "we're all working for Barack Obama" and that "we have to help make Obama a great president."
SMILEY: I believe that he can be a great president. But only if we help make him a great president. It is not left to his own devices, it's not going to happen. We have to help make him a great president......So I believe Obama can be. I want him to be. But we have to help make this guy a great president.
A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships.
A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship, except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of religious or non-political leaders.
Originally posted by RRconservative
The problem is I do know some Obama supporters, and they can not even tell me why they support (worship) him. Using words like "Hope" Change" or saying it's because he is black, really don't count.
I would say the majority of Obama supporters are ignorant when it comes to politics. I've seen plenty of studies and questionaires given to Obama supporters to back up my claims.
A "Cult of Personality" is the only way to explain this.