Barack Obama can answer questions no one else can.
â€œ[Barack] Obama seemed the political equivalent of a rainbow â€“ a sudden preternatural event inspiring awe and ecstasy. . . . There aren’t very many people â€“ ebony, ivory or other â€“ who have Obama’s distinctive portfolio of talents. . . . Obama’s candor is reminiscent of John McCain. . . . He transcends the racial divide so effortlessly that it seems reasonable to expect that he can bridge all the other divisions â€“ and answer all the impossible questions — plaguing American public life.â€
Source: â€œThe Best Notable Quotables of 2006,â€ Human Events, January 8, 2007, page 18.