Months have passed, and both are being likened again, although now it is for their incompetence in managing the crises.
And another coincidence occurred recently. This time, it involves the hit comic book, Batman.
Those who have closely tracked Obama would also have known that recently he became one of the characters in the comic.
Posters portraying Obama as Heath Ledger's character, the Joker, in the Batman movie "The Dark Knight" (2008) mysteriously appeared on highway supports and other public places in Los Angeles, California.
While the number of physical posters appears to be small, and actual sightings are very rare, the anonymous images have stirred up a huge controversy in traditional and online media. It was reported that the website that ran the poster collapsed from an overwhelming number of visits. Obama's supporters called this a "mean-spirited trick".
When talking to children last weekend, Abhisit told them one of his secret dreams: if he could be a superhero, Batman would be his choice.
That was an interesting statement. Why would Abhisit want to be Batman when there are so many other superheroes to choose from, including Superman?
With superheroes, no psychological analysis is required, for they are driven by their supernatural power. But for Batman, many analyses are available, and the most frequent reference is that people who want to be "the hero of the dark" are lonely and have few friends. This analysis hits the point, given the economic and political situation Abhisit has fallen into.
The question is: when Batman Abhisit is wandering into the dark tonight, who will he be fighting with: police chief Patcharawat Wongsuwan the Defiant, or Obama the Joker?