It's a stretch until you really think about. Take a guy early in his career, throw him into a swimsuit and put him on the beach. Then take pictures and slam them on the covers of magazines and feature them on Entertainment Tonight. The focus of each story is how this new star will be making it big in their next role, long before it ever comes out. Then when the time comes for people to see them in their new role, they feel compelled to attend regardless of content. This was the formula for Matthew McConaughey back in 1996. He had been in movies. Who could forget his role in "Dazed and Confused". There was a media blitz for this guy like I had never seen. He was the sexiest man and the best actor of his generation, all of this before his movie had come out. The same for Obama. His topless picture made him sexy, and we were told he was this force to be reckoned with, and he had done nothing as a state senator and hadn't even become a US Senator yet. The media blitz for Matt built up this frenzy so that when it was time for the movie to come out, people just felt like they had to go see it so that they could see McConaughey. These same zombies are now feeling compelled to vote for Obama. He is a star that has been built up for 2 years, it is your obligation to vote for him.