The front runners for the 2008 presidential campaign are, in no particular order, female, retirement age (72), black, thrice-married, and Mormon.
This just might be extraordinary. It might also represent a turning point. Look around your office to see whether the general work force doesn't have this kind of diversity. Might it be that the presidency has finally become like any other job? A job that can be done by any type of person? Well, any person able to raise half a billion in campaign contributions.