I'm going to post here three links (that I already posted in Facebook) about Barack Obama which tell precisely why I think he should be the Democratic nominee for President. I hope you all read them. I really think the reason the polls don't show much support for Obama at the moment is simply that his style isn't brief enough for sound-bites on the news. So, read them, think about it, feel free to comment (though I'm not going to get into any debates on livejournal). The primaries are finally coming up, just 2 more months.
Andrew Sullivan's Atlantic Monthly Cover Story
A much shorter post on Sullivan's blog
A NY Times Magazine piece by James Traub