In my view, the best way to think about the Obama phenomenon is to ask, "If this guy were white and had a comparable record, would he ever have attracted the slightest attention?" The question answers itself.
Mercifully, there's a lampoon-Obama-mania video available, too. It has its moments, but what I really appreciated was the slogan on a poster that flashes by shortly after the 2-minute mark:
Lemmings for ObamaThat's good enough to remember and use!