Lawrence Lessig has posted “20 minutes or so on why I am 4Barack”
I’m not sure how persuasive I find Lessig’s arguments, but my own thoughts have been somewhat similar.
Policy-wise, Obama and Clinton just aren’t that far apart. It’s a close call. So, all other things being roughly equal, I think it comes down to charisma. Obama has the kind of charisma that I think can be very beneficial for a President of the United States, whether dealing with Congress or foreign leaders or just inspiring Americans.