Walter Shapiro notices a bit of messianic language coming from key advisers to Sen. Barack Obama:
Paul Tewes, Obama's Iowa coordinator, marveled, "It is something I've never seen before in politics. After people hear him speak, they say that they feel at peace." That phrase -- "feel at peace" -- has also never been used before by a veteran campaign staffer since I covered my first Iowa caucus in 1980.
Marc Ambinder is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.