But the picture in free newspaper De Pers probably best sums up the mammoth expectations of the world on President Obama's shoulders. It prints a rendition of Raphael's The Transfiguration with the first black US president depicted as Jesus, flanked by two prophets, the clouds looming behind him lit up. The headline reads "Black Jesus has come".
True feelings or paper selling hype? I thought the latter until I read a little farther.
The Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander told a press conference in Dubai that the inauguration of Barack Obama was "probably more important than the release of Nelson Mandela".
The election of the United States' first black President was monumental but I seriously doubt President Obama faced the persecution Nelson Mandela did. I get the feeling that there are a great many people whose grasp of reality is tenuous at best.
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