For a while today Yahoo had Obama’s thoughts on the NCAA tournament as its top story. Even Obama trivia is great copy; he’s glamorous and surprising and goodlooking and a true leader. What with his electrifying speech on race the other day, and George Bush’s complete meltdown as a head of state, I feel like Obama’s our president. People are taking their cues about the direction of the country more from him than anyone else. O.K., Hillary is now ahead in the polls, and the same poll puts McCain ahead of Hillary in the fall; but I’m not talking about elections as such. I’m talking about the mood of the country, the zeitgeist as we used to say. Obama’s president. God knows what we’re going to do if the people elect one of those old farts.