Is Barak Obama’s sudden and unmerited rise to prominence / Democrat Savior without precedent? Well, 2004 Flash-in-the-pan, John Edwards, leaps to mind; but for a more analagous PR-blitz we should think back to the year 1979, and an obscure cleric living in Paris. The Ayatollah Khomeni entered the American consciousness from out of nowhere, and the media/academic people glamorizing him knew next to nothing about the man, yet they employed the usual full-court press to sell Americans (and the world) on embracing Khomeni as the populist savior of Iran.Our junior U.S. Senator is no Khomeni, of course, but Democrats are panting over him because he offers the key ingredient which has been present every time Democrats have won the Presidency in the past 30+ years: i.e. voters are deceived about what he stands for. But, can Obama keep a lid on the “L” word for two whole years of national attention? He, the DNC and the Leftmedia will surely try.