• Pick your favorite moment from Obama's Triumphant World Crusade. Was it France's Sarkozy's le feest bump? Or 200,000 wildly cheering Germans, including some old guys with stiff arms extended, a la 1939?

• Naysayers will conclude that the German mania will only result in Obama carrying Milwaukee.

• And let us not dismiss McCain's moment of enlightenment with the Dalai Lama, guaranteed to give the senator a leg up to carry every precinct in Tibet.

• It's the very definition of surreal: a Democratic nominee whose innermost thought is why can't Americans be more like Germans?