Politics & Government

January 8, 2008 6:11 PM

Obama inspires people, but is he just riding a wave?

Right now, the Barak Obama phenomenon feels like a grab bag of a citizens' movement, an upbeat, youth-led, beyond-partisan, pro-regulatory, multiracial, global-citizen, antiwar freight train with the 46-year-old first-term Illinois senator at the throttle, barreling toward Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment, with the Republicans farther down the line.

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