Excerpt:Â As Barak Obama barnstormed around Europe last week, the thought occurred that we aren't looking at a man, nor are we observing the not-yet officially nominated presidential candidate. We are looking at a "brand." Barack Obama has been branded. We are looking at the result of "Mad Men" at their finest. We are looking at an image. Think "Marlboro Man."
Every moment is designed. Every photo-op is choreographed. Every background is contrived. Every word is practiced, which makes one wonder if any of his thoughts are his own. Where is his core? Does he even have one? Who is this man who glides into every room channeling Henry Fonda?