Why is he doing so well?
He's connecting with a large segment of the electorate.
It's about them.
It's all about them.
It's always all about them, and how they feel.
It's not about policy.
It's not about experience.
It's not about values.
It's not about Iraq.
It's not about Bush - or Hillary.
IT'S ABOUT THEM.
Obama makes THEM feel good.
Which reminds me... Obama's feel-good campaign-theme "the audacity of hope" is very much like another campaign theme - a fictional one, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by the Gershwins: OF THEE I SING.
The presidential candidate and leading role in the musical, John Wintergreen, ran on a campaign theme of "LOVE."
A vapid feel-good theme.
And yes: Wintergreen won.
*******UPDATE: MUST SEE MUSIC VIDEO.