Here is the text of Obama's Berlin speech delivered today. (I haven't even heard it yet--just read it at lunch.) Whether one likes it or not, I think most people, if they're honest with themselves, will be shocked if Barack Obama does not become the next president of our nation. I can't think of any candidate (or recent president, for that matter), who would be capable of rendering this kind of message--even in print.
It really doesn't seem to matter whether one agrees with his policies or political agenda--when someone of this nature reflects this kind of charisma and intelligence, he rises to the top. Sure, Obama gets a lot more than his share of lift and hype from the media, but I almost think if they suddenly went mute and blank, he'd win.
That's my humble opinion, anyway.