I did not say that there was a pro-Obama general consensus. I said that the general population views him as being a heavy weight intellectual. You can hold this view of him without supporting him. In fact, I hold this view of him and I, frankly, don't know enough about him to support or oppose him.
I stand corrected... I think. Maybe I read too much into the "widely perceived" thing.
But, do you really know enough about him to consider him "an extraordinary statesman and intellectual who has the ability to develop a deep understanding of challenging policy issues, and leverage those understandings to move the country in a new direction on a number of different fronts"?
He was the editor of the Harvard Law Review for christ sake. It is, in fact, completely impossible to do that if you aren't a heavy weight intellectual.
Hmm... Harvard, Harvard... who else do we know who attended that institution? ;)
RE: The election is basically over.