The Germans love, love, love Obama. Seventy-five percent of them want him to be the next president of the United States. See this BBC film on Obamania in Germany, which includes footage from Deustchland's finest country and western fans enthusing wildly.
Even the BBC (generally in the tank for Barack) point out that a love this great could lead to disappointment later on.
I'd also point out that Germans don't, in fact, have a vote, which is just as well given their historical record on choosing charismatic leaders who know how to whip up a crowd.