I would not compare Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. They are amazingly different individuals in regards to their abilities and view of the world around them.
However, I can say this: that I have not yet identified, in my research of historical documents, the connection of the “crude” group of individuals that flooded Washington D.C. in 1861 with the crude group that inhabits the Democratic side of Washington D.C. in this day. I think the roots of the two groups are the same. Lincoln was a master at hiding those around him from the public’s view. Perhaps this is the same with Obama.
The Puppet Masters and the Puppet once again.