"Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama's had, really, a different task. We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he - he has a very different job from - Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is 'we are above that now.' We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something - I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above - above the world, he's sort of God."
How can ANY human being be "sort of God"? Only in one person's distorted perception could a human being be elevated to such lofty heights of existence.
Of course, the fact that interviewer Chris Matthews let Evan Thomas's comment go unchallenged speaks volumes about Matthews too. But at least Obama's status as a deity would explain Matthews' leg tinglings.
(Hat tip to newsbusters.org)