Professor Frank Buckley, who spoke recently at a Shaftesbury meeting, has a brilliant piece in The American Spectator along the lines of his talk. Referring to Obama’s lack of experience and self-infatuation, Buckley writes,

“Consider next what happens when such a person finds himself in the Oval Office. Obama said he didn’t need speechwriters. He was the best speechwriter around. Nor did he need policy advisers. If they were any good, they’d simply agree with him. And so he surrounded himself with a bubble of admirers charged with conveying a sense of his greatness to the public. That wasn’t especially difficult, since the cult of Obama became something like a religion for the media.”

Great piece. Read the whole thing.