For Obama to live up to the Nobel, he'll need to score the political equivalent of a 12-stroke Masters victory.Peace in the Middle East would fit that analogy. What else would?
On the other hand, why should we care so much?
In his will, Alfred Nobel, the Swedish dynamite tycoon who thought up this whole thing, specifically wanted Norwegians to choose the winner, apparently because Norwegians, being outside the European mainstream, would be less likely to be politically corrupt. The trouble is that Norwegians, being outside the European mainstream, are also more likely to be eccentric.Anytime you have a small group, of say five or eight, you are likely to get strange outcomes.