Barack Obama is a special candidate. He is the only person running who can really turn his campaign into a movement. I saw the Rock Star candidate in Sunday night, and it was clear that they were really behind their man from the South Side of Chicago.
The venue was a middle school gym. The place packed with people, and I was lucky enough to get a good place to take pictures, like the one above. If Obama does win this race, his ceiling is very high and his floor is very low. He could ignite a movement that gives the democrats their biggest win since FDR. On the other hand, he could be painted as a liberal, and be lambasted for his lack of experience.
Obama has a certain appeal to him. He is counting on 1st time caucus goers to win this thing for him in Iowa, and they usually don't turn out. Still, he needs this rock star status to bring people out for him.