It is not enough for Barak to tell a room full of democrats in the Capitol that he is the new Messiah. He must not just tell the millions on TV. It is not enough to set a ‘new tone’ by filling a stadium of fans (and test the limits of good security and common sense). No. The empty suit needs a toy temple. And a model airplane, as well. The Obamatons need spectacle, apparently. And by golly, they don’t give a hoot about substance, but they demand their spectacle. And Barak is more than happy to do anything to distract from substance.