Premature Barackulation By Christopher Beam | Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 3:51 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Trailhead blog. Follow stories by Christopher Beam. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. n., The eagerness of media outlets to declare Barack Obama the Democratic nominee . Read more at the Encyclopedia Baracktannica . Thanks to Frayster " progressivebulldog " for coining the phrase.