Barack Obama

Barbara Walters Says She Was Among Those Who Thought Obama Was "the Next Messiah"

Didn't quite work out that way

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Yes, she really said it.

On CNN's Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, in a brief discussion about President Obama, Barbara Walters actually said, "We thought that he was going to be—I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but—the next messiah" (video follows with transcript and commentary):