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Obamania - again

Justin Webb | 10:52 UK time, Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Nothing as glamorous as this has happened in London since William the Conqueror arrived amid some controversy.

car_b226_getty.jpgMy normally down-to-earth colleages in the BBC are simply blown away by the Size of His Car. A BBC editor shouts at me across the room: "Did you see the three point turn?!"

You realise when you come abroad with him just how starved of day-to-day Obama moments everyone outside the US really is. They want to see his car. They want to touch his garments.

Back in America the mood is still positive - I am not suggesting the honeymoon is over - but it is tinged with greater realism. This piece is about domestic affairs but could become relevant abroad as well.


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