Barack Obama does make people feel good, which is remarkable given that he spends so much time talking about how bad things are. We’re going broke, we’re losing a war to a third world country, we’re all working three jobs and still can’t afford our meds, our souls are sick, etc., etc. It’s an amazing dichotomy. Hillary Clinton right now could announce she’s handing out $100 bills and people would yawn. Barack could then announce he’s taking the 100 bucks away, and people in the crowd would faint with excitement.