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Which leads to the following questions...why did he think he was electing a saint? In retrospect there's rational reason to think so just by reading his own books about his less than saintly past. His tenure in Chicago politics and the US Senate and so on.

And second, why would anyone think a Saint would make a good President?

Left wingers believed for 8 years that George Bush was the devil incarnate. So it's natural for them to swing the other way and glom on to what they thought was a Jesus figure to come save them.
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