But don't let any of this trivia get you down. As day 100 approaches, America's media watchdogs will be stampedeing each other to get their laurles and worship before the public's eyes:
(W)atch him walk. Listen to him talk. See the body language, the expressions, the clothes. He’s got attitude, rhythm, a sense of humor, contemporary tastes.'Scuse me; I've got to go throw up my lunch.
This much is clear: Whether dealing with the Wall Street mess, shifting troops from Iraq to Afghanistan or fumbling to fill his Cabinet, Obama leans heavily on personal panache to push political policies. Truth be told, his style is rooted in something elusive and hard to define. Pure and simple, it’s hip.