Now that he is president-elect, his deification is almost complete. On January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama will not only be inaugurated as president of the United States, he will be canonized as Saint Barack. Still undecided: patron saint of what?
While those whom he patronizes (and his birth certificate) are in doubt, his sainthood is not. Media outlets already portray him with an upward angle in his photographs. Backgrounds often have a soft glow. In one picture, the circular "Obama 08" symbol appears behind his head like a halo.
Look for Obama regalia such as coins, plates, statuettes, and sainthood medallions like the one above to hit your local department stores and humanist religious bookstores this February--Just in time for Valentines Day.