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One San Francisco Chronicle columnist is really, really, really enthusiastic about Barack Obama.


Alex Koppelman
June 7, 2008 3:18AM (UTC)

Barack Obama isn't really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway...

[I]t's not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is something more...

Here's where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

That's from the latest column by the San Francisco Chronicle's Mark Morford.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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