The Telegraph (London) is very partial to making lists — from the 100 Most Influential US Conservatives to the 100 Most Beautiful Cars Of All Time.
And now, in today’s paper, and triggered by the fact that “When Senator Barack Obama steps onto the stage on Thursday, next to Berlin’s Victory column, the world will be expecting a momentous speech,” we have the first installment (25-13) of the backwards countdown of the Top 25 Political Speeches Of All Times.

Guess who’s at #25? Clue: 5 syllables, rhyming with “back a cool llama”.

So it turns out that, however Thursday goes, the tyro Illinois Senator needn’t worry because he’s already made the list.