"The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders," he says in that beautiful baritone of his. "It is not about rich versus poor, young versus old. And it is not about black versus white."Neil MacDonald, CBCNews.com February 14, 2008.
What voters are really choosing, he says, is between the past and the future.
The future to which he refers, of course, is him. He will take Americans to a colour-blind, rational, humanist place where a common good will overpower narrow self-interest.
This promise moves Obama's fans close to rapture.