What is up with the touchy-feely, warm 'n fuzzy, almost sentimental paeon to Barack Obama's historic election in the new issue of Vogue?

Okay, granted they have to start with, "At Vogue, we are in the business of defining change. We are sensitive to and knowledgeable about the constant flux in which, as cultural and social beings, we (and especially women) find ourselves. It's what we do." And yes, it segues into a somewhat irrelevant list of the labels Michelle has sported. But after that, it gets downright... crunchy. "In the matter of iconicity and cultural authority, the Obamas have no need to look backward. On the contrary...It's hard to believe that it's been almost 50 years since the country felt so inspired, so happy to look ahead." Sorry, we have to go there — that's change we can maybe believe in.

Vogue Celebrates Barack Obama [Style.com]