1. Our people sense we're approaching the edge of the precipice... with their 401Ks having become 201Ks... and prospect for a bad world-wide recession, or worse. And because of this, the populace is susceptible and vulnerable to being "lead" virtually anywhere.... even hoodwinked 2. He's promising great change 3. He's a polished orator and therefore very persuasive. 4. He's promising something which the people sense they want... for the Gummint to make their lives better financially. I sense this is like Germany was before WWII in the early days of Nazism. Now don't get your knickers in a twist... I'm not comparing NObama to Hitler (at least not yet, anyway). But Hitler's plan to "make things better" for the mass of German citizens were far-reaching and false. And while I doubt NObama has plans to invade and take over Europe, his Socialistic plans have the potential to escalate and take over the American economy and way of life much as Nazism took over Germany. Once the Socialistic system gets entrenched, it will be impossible to reverse... and what America IS and WILL BECOME will be very different from what made us great.