Out of Reach?

He has charisma to burn. But that may not be enough for Barack Obama to catch up to Hillary Clinton

Christopher Morris / VII

Senator Barack Obama (IL) addresses the Democratic National Committee annual winter meeting, " in Washington DC. February 2, 2007.

Barack Obama has just about everything going for him. At a time when the country is cranky and in the mood for a change, his is a fresh, attractive face and an inspirational message. Wherever he goes, the Illinois Senator draws huge, adoring crowds. He is raising money faster than any Democrat ever has--and from more people, including some 75,000 new donors just since June. He is building a top-notch, disciplined campaign organization, right down to the county level. His campaign has 31 offices in Iowa alone and claims this is twice as many as anyone else. What's more, his chief...

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