From Andrew Steele at the Globe and Mail:
The hype around President Obama’s brief state visit to Ottawa can only be described as embarassing, overwrought and – amazingly – failing to live up to the importance of the day.
Obama’s visit was a media hurricane of the worst sort of flaccid, photo-driven pack journalism.
Oh wow the way people do dribble over him really freaks me out. Simply put, it’s dangerous to see a politician as a rock star. He’s not. He can’t be. He shouldn’t be. The joy in Lloyd Robertson’s voice tonight. Really. Freaks. Me. Out.