It is interesting to see the perceptions that people outside the U.S. have of what is occurring inside the U.S.
Our new president is an excellent example.
To hear folks in Brazil speak of him, Mr. Obama must walk on water, perform miracles and even raise the dead, at least of the economic kind.
They are amazed that not everyone is out in the streets throwing down palm branches before his arriving donkey.
Perceptions are funny that way.