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Anorak | Obamania: Barack Obama Invokes Memories Of Past Leaders In Germany

Obamania: Barack Obama Invokes Memories Of Past Leaders In Germany

by | 25th, July 2008

OBAMANIA Watch Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

BARACK Obama has been in Germany. He is pictured in most paper with one arm raised in the air. The papers all sense echoes of J. F. Kennedy.

But Anorak senses something else, a mixture of the messiah and a charismatic leader from Germany’s past.

“I thought he was very good,” said Julian Metz, a 27-year-old architecture student in Berlin who shook Obama’s hand after the speech. “It was a great feeling to touch him’ – Bloomberg

The Times calls him a “political messiah”. Enthusiasts “dangled from lamp posts first erected by Nazi town planner Albert Speer”.

There were “hints of a future steeliness”.

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