Obama won me over. I was skeptical at first--not that I was going to vote for McCain, but I was not planning on voting at all.
But Obama won me over. It's a number of things, the rhetoric, the candor. Mostly, he embodies, or at least claims to embody, three things that I think we're in dire need of presently: pragmatism, professionalism, and transparency.
Oh, what the hell, there are worse things to be than optimistic. He's got at least four years to prove me wrong.