Obama is a sensation.
People are looking at him out of curiosity.
-- He is black, but not descended from slaves.
-- He is black but was editor of the Harvard Law Review.
-- He is black, has no accomplishments or unusual experiences but has published two books, one of them a best seller.
He's attractive because he is colorful and out of the ordinary, like a new Panda bear at the zoo. People line up to see the new Panda bear. But who would vote for a Panda bear for President?