I really found this quite illuminating, Michael. Very few hold themselves to the standard of impartiality that you do, and thus I can see how for them, the adoration of Obama remains despite his obvious betrayals and failures. I too voted for him in 2008 and had high hopes but have been very disappointed in the results. I have been scratching my head at the adulation…I simply do not get it at all. This essay helps me to empathize a bit more with them.