Large, Stalinist portraits of their leader adorn political offices. Supporters cry and chant his name every time he graces them with a vacuous speech that inexplicably appeals to his minions.
He has neighborhood watch groups to hold the unfaithful in line. He wants these groups to "get in the faces" of those who do not appreciate his greatness.
No, Barack Obama.
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.
"And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're not sure where he stands on guns.' I want you to say, 'He believes in the Second Amendment.' If they tell you, 'Well, he's going to raise your taxes,' you say, 'No, he's not, he's going lower them.' You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case."
This has gone beyond creepy. The left-wing has hitched its wagon to an unqualified, unaccomplished, and unworthy candidate and has decided to resort to tactics we have never seen in our democracy. Is it unreasonable to question whether The One would willingly relinquish power once elected? No, it isn't. And he has the Neighborhood Watch Groups to make that a reality if he were given the opportunity, God forbid, to go down that road.
As the economy has tanked, the Democrats have not been able to take advantage because their candidates have no executive experience and no discernible economic chops. The person who tied him and was denied the nomination, Hillary Clinton, would have been formidable on economic issues. She wasn't even named vice president. Even if the argument can be made that Gov. Sarah Palin has as thin of a resume as Barack Obama, and she doesn't, she has run a city, run a state, and run a business. Senator John McCain at least has familiarity with commerce and finance. He admitted his shortcomings in this regard, but compared to Obama and Biden he is a titan.
So first desperation, and now intimidation, has taken hold of the faithful.
Would Obama represent Change?
From the perspective of Cubans, he would not. And don't even get them started on Hope.