"Mr. Obama embodies the two things the Democrats must do to improve their chances in 2008. He is not afraid to invoke faith in a party that has become a haven for secularism, and he is prone to measured words in an environment usually filled with ad hominem attacks."
In fact, many Democrats do not think that Hillary Clinton can win. They believe that Hillary Clinton will melt when she has to debate a Republican heavyweight such as Senator McCain. See Slippage showing By Donald Lambro: "The most talked about subject among Democratic strategists here is Sen. Hillary Clinton's decline in the 2008 presidential preference polls in the face of growing support for her two chief rivals."
Will Obama-mania last? I don't know. Let's see what happens when the Clintons turn on their private investigators on him!