Obama is crazy. I would never switch places with him with what he is facing right now. But, it hit me big last night. Hit me that all his hyperbolic statements about Hope, they aren't B.S. I guess I'm just cynical. That it took me witnessing such a amazing, stellar, unique historical moment before I let soaring aspirational rhetoric get inside my head... but right now hope is *exactly* what America needs. After 8 years of being lead by people who crassly built their power base by distorting and exploiting our deepest fears, this country is shaken. You can see it all over our blogs and newspapers. We need to get our heads back in check, our focus aimed, we need leadership.