I'm just hoping BO is a faux lefty who will run to the center when he realizes that's where the most power is. So, just a classier version of Bill Clinton. That's my hope. If he turns out to take the things he is saying seriously, then it won't be funny at all.
Taking oneself too seriously is something the young and inexperienced are especially good at. Obama has not been around long enough to have it handed to him in anything he really cared about. He is a very peculiar candidate for the White House. I think maybe the closest parallel is JFK but instead of Irish Catholic it's (sort of) African American. One hopes Obama will not get a Cuban Missile Crisis sort of test.