Howard Fineman, in a bizarre post, attempts to put this notion to rest, asserting that the two men actually have relatively little in common.
I suggest reading that column, as it's always good to hear dissenting opinions (although Fineman is usually not an Obama dissenter - in fact, far from it). But I think that Fineman is actually uncharacteristically harsh in this case, and is making a case against Obama for the sake of making a case against Obama. It's what the media routinely does to the frontrunner, after the excitement over his or her rise has dissipated: once one is on top (yawn), the press needs something new to cover, so dooooown we go. Now that Obama has settled into a commanding lead in the polls, we will begin to hear a more steady chorus of skeptics wondering if we reeeeally should be electing this guy as our next president.
28 days, guys, 28 days. Yes we can.