Today I drove near a car with two bumper stickers:

1. Standard Obama 2012 campaign sticker.

2. Picture of the president with head bowed and a halo effect around his head.

I admire the president for his commitment to his wife and daughters. I also disagree strongly with most of his domestic policies, which are prolonging a sputtering economy, extending massive deficits and debt, and fundamentally changing, for the worse, the relationship between government and the citizenry.

I understand that much of the president’s support is entrenched and incapable of making a non-political assessment of his policies and their results. That I can live with as an unfortunate byproduct of partisanship. What I find troubling is the hero worship — of any elected official.