Remembrance of Things Past

Today’s other arresting photo of Obama

–featured by Drudge, and therefore nearly everyone–brought to mind this observation by Marcel Proust:

The past is hidden somewhere outside the realm, beyond the reach of intellect, in some material object (in the sensation which that material object will give us) which we do not suspect.

What memory was it that this photographic madeleine summoned?

Sean Hackbarth had similar memories of other Democrats stirred by Obama a couple of years ago. This one is hard to top:

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