America is ready to turn the page… America is ready for a new set of challenges. This is our time. A new generation is prepared to lead."
Should Obama run, this is a pretty clear indication of how he would try to overcome his lack of experience by portraying himself as a fresh-faced agent of change. "A new generation" not only has a Kennedy-esque "New Frontier" type of feel, but can be seen as a subtle reference to the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton presidential dynasty that would be extended by a Hillary victory. There may be a market for Obama's youthful sunny optimism after years of divisive war. He still has his work cut out for him, and I personally would view it as a grave mistake to choose someone with his lack of experience to be commander-in-chief of the War on Terror, but there still could be a market for his brand of politics. I'm hesitant to buy into the hype, but I'm not willing to write him off either.