Obamamania knows no bounds

Obamamania has been ridiculously over-the-top for quite some time now. Anytime, a politician’s supporters begin having fainting spells at the very sound of his voice (or, like Chris Matthews, they admit to having a “thrill” run up their leg) you know that the hysteria surrounding that particular politician has reached unbelievably absurd levels.

All of that is absurd. But, this is just stupid:

It's probably safe to say that you have arrived as a politician when your audience applauds when you blow your nose.

Yes, just a day before a debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama has a head cold.

And about a half-hour into a speech here, the Illinois Democrat announced that he had to take a quick break. "Gotta blow my nose here for a second," Obama said.

Out came a Kleenex (or perhaps it was a hankie), and he wiped his nose.

The near-capacity audience at the Reunion Arena, which his campaign said totaled 17,000, broke out in a slightly awkward applause.

Oh, come on people. You applaud when a politician blows his nose? You have got to be freakin’ kidding me.


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