Newsweek's Evan Thomas said that Barack Obama is "standing above the country" and is "sort of God." Charles Krauthammer said that Obama doesn't consider himself divine. "But," Krauthammer wrote, "he does position himself as hovering above mere mortals, mere country, to gaze benignly upon the darkling plain beneath him where ignorant armies clash by night, blind to the common humanity that only he can see. Traveling the world, he brings the gospel of understanding and godly forbearance. We have all sinned against each other. We must now look beyond that and walk together to the sunny uplands of comity and understanding. He shall guide you."
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