From Hardball Oct. 6, 2009. Pat Buchanan claims President Obama has a 'messiah complex'. Seems Pat can't quit repeating John McCain campaign slogans.
Matthews: Do you believe he turned over too much power to the hill?
Fineman: I think there’s a way he’ll get a bill but he’s not going to get the bill he should have gotten by the way he’s doing it.
Buchanan: I don’t think he—I don’t know that he really cares. I think he says here’s the Congress… here’s the Congress and you guys put together this bill. Get all your people in there. Get it together. Get it down to me and I’ll sign it.
Matthews: Okay that gets the voters.
Buchanan: He’s got a messiah…
Matthews: But does he have a motive, does he have a clear cut policy motive like Reagan did or…
Buchanan: No, I think he’s got a messiah complex.
Matthews: What’s that mean?
Buchanan: It means he has succeeded by being President of the United States. His very presence there and who he is and who Michelle is has elevated this country, and he can get things done because of who he is.
Matthews: So you’re saying he’s just a prom king?
Buchanan: I think there’s an awful lot of that, you know, walking across big man on campus about him.