This morning, I overheard a co-worker (a Republican, I assume) liken Obama to Caesar. He said that at tonight's speech, he should come out in a toga and sandals. In some ways, he's right. The fervor for Obama is surprisingly, scarily strong. (Hint hint people, he's still a human being.) I'm sure most of you remember that 80s song "Cult of Personality." Caesar got to where he did with a cult of personality.
The irony? Caesar wanted to change a republic into a monarchy. Who else do we know who tried to do that (or rather what vice president do we know who thinks we have a monarchy instead of a republic). Only he tried to force it on us through fear, rather than through popularity, like Caesar did (though I'm sure a little fear was included in his game plan).
No conclusions here, just an observation.
BTW, I did watch The Speech. The first half of it was pretty standard Democrat-speak. The parts I disagreed with were the same parts that make me an Independent and not a Democrat. The part I really enjoyed was where he got into the specifics of his plan. A good speech, not great.