He said it again in his race speech that he gave after the uproar over his presence in Jeremiah Wright's congregation erupted. "I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible." This is obviously a man who sees his personal success as an expression of what is best about our country. And so he couldn't help but insert that self glorification into his taped speech for the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story ... and that, in no other country on earth, is my story even possible.”
"Few would have foreseen ... that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it," Obama said.Of course, he couldn't spare a mention of communism at the very celebration of its great failure. That would be just too divisive.
But celebrating himself -- well, there is always time for that.