I think the general view I've overheard can be summed up by one woman who scared the crap out of me as I walked to therapy:
HAAAAALLLLLLLELUJAHHHHHH! HE IS VICTORIOUS! PRAISE OBAMA!
She screamed this right behind me, causing me to jump about three feet in the air. I assumed she was just another vocally crazy religious fanatic until she got to the end. Then I knew I needed to check the newspaper (which I did while waiting in line for my yuppie coffee drink).