My preferred Democratic nominee for President remains Hillary Clinton at this stage. Obama’s rhetoric and potential is impressive but I have consistently said that two years as a Junior Senator is not enough experience for the most powerful role in the world.
This report from his first real debate suggests this is the case. He did a less than stellar performance.
Obama appeals for his potential, but you need more than just talking about hope. My hope is that he will develop further and be a more credible candidate for 2012 or 2016. But he may still beat Clinton for the 2008 nomination -time will tell.