Seeing the “Temple of Obama” being created in Denver ahead of Obama’s address to the DNC this evening, I was reminded of a similarly over-confident Labour Party event in Sheffield, UK, in 1992. Labour ‘could not’ lose the election against a Conservative Party, of whom the UK public had wearied; and yet, lose they did. Post mortems suggested Neil Kinnock’s air of victory and the scenes of triumphant celebrations at their convention were among the chief reasons for the Labour Party’s defeat. In the UK, the scenes had been compared to something out of 1930s Germany.
Obama is on that same slippery path.
Here the video of Sheffield 1992 on a blog I found during a general search on this topic.