I'm sure I'm not the only one who kept finding tears welling up, throat tightening in joy yesterday. It just seems so amazing to have a forward-thinking, grounded, fair, open, young man in the white house. I am so grateful and hopeful for this presidency. I was especially impressed with Obama's addressing how hard work and facing difficult issues is the only way out of the mess that has been created. He stands up, doesn't hide behind words, doesn't back down, is honest, and has true clarity. He is not clever (in the 'heh heh, watch me pull the wool over their eyes' sense), but is truly intelligent.
Here's a funny tidbit: there's a shy photographer in Indonesia that looks like Obama.