Candidate passes ‘holy water’ to afflicted.
Parting the crowd.
And when a woman appeared to faint in the standing-only VIP section in front of the podium, Obama paused his speech for over a minute as he directed the crowd to make way for an EMT team and tossed a bottle of water from the stage. Source
Climate change, the Iraq war and Obama tossing a bottle of water to a woman about to faint all received big cheers. As Obama told the crowd to part so that the woman in question could leave and called for help, a young girl in the crowd shouted out, “What a man!” Source
Los Angeles, California
A woman standing in front of the stage appeared to faint as Obama spoke about Iraq. The candidate paused and asked the crowd to make way for firefighters. Source
Mama Winger at Little Green Footballs :
People not used to religious symbolism will be swept away. Because whether they know it or not, they are hungry for the spiritual . And even if it comes to them as evil disguised as good, they will not be able to discern the difference.
buzzsawmonkey at Little Green Footballs :
Those who are fundamentally irreligious end up applying the religious impulse to other things, and seek their salvation without guide or control–with disastrous result.
Whether they look to science, and thereby ascribe morality to that which is innately amoral; whether they look to politics, and delude themselves that salvation will be found in a particular Leader; or whether they revert, unconsciously, to paganisms such as Gaia-worship, they are engaging in a religious quest which their antipathy to religion has spun out of control.
UPDATE: Another blogger has the count of fainting incidents at SEVEN. Click here.