I certainly wouldn'ta thunk it, two years ago, when Obama launched his campaign. With a mixture of skill and luck an implausibly inexperienced son of a white anthropologist and a Kenyan expat parlayed his rhetorical talent and temperament into a historic victory.
Do I share his views? Insofar as one can figure out what they are, mostly not. Will I like his appointments. Mostly not, especially judges. Do I fear a "cult of personality"? You betcha.
I do think, though, that he's a remarkable personality and his victory is historic.
What's more, he'll be a lot more pleasant to listen to than his three immediate predecessors, especially the feckless W.
UPDATE: Corrected a typo.