Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.
Hope, says the dictionary, is about our desires. Faith, on the other hand, is about confidence. I've got tons of the former, and damn near none of the latter. So if Obama offers hope, I'll take what I can get.
When the post-mortems are written on the now diseased McCain campaign and -- more generally -- on the demise of the Reagan Era, the three top contributing factors of death will be listed as Katrina, Sarah, and Gustav.
During Wednesday night's debate, George Stephanopoulos didn't flinch from trying to smear Obama by association with former '60s radical Bill Ayers. Too bad George didn't ask Hillary about her summer spent working for a law firm run by Communists.
As an Obama supporter, I was proud to publish Mayhill Fowler's truthful report, though I recognize that it touched off an ordeal for the campaign, a media storm that isn't over and could hurt Obama's chances.
We O-boomers are, I fear, ready to be disappointed by a President Obama. It's a well-worn reflex with us. But we can sense at least the mathematical possibility of some refreshing change if he is elected.
Barack Obama has only one enemy left standing and it's not Hillary Clinton. It's time itself. All the evidence is in: the more that voters are exposed to Obama, the more they flock to him. The more they see Hillary Clinton, the more stagnant her numbers.