Been hard at work in the studio. Was thinking this morning about Obama. One thing that really struck me – and I am a supporter of him – is his power as an orator. It has been what has drawn me in, but what concerned me today is how that visceral personality could be used to sway people if for some reason things go horribly wrong. We have seen charisma used to both the benefit and detriment of society. I just hope that Obama's ethics are strong enough to temper himself from letting fear drive that remarkable presence.