RichardH has suggested the article Battle Plans by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker, Nov 17, 2008.
I am only up to page 3 of this 8 page article, but I am enjoying reading it very much. If this article had only been published before the election, I would have tried to vote for Obama twice.
The article just reinforces the idea that he actually is what I voted for.
I have finished the article. I was tempted to quote the last paragraph here as an inducement to get you to read the article. I stopped myself, though. That would be like telling you the butler did it in order to get you to read a mystery novel.