Regardless of whether you like Barack Obama or what you think of his politics, you still had to have a sense of the momentous moment in history that yesterday represented. The crowds of people in D.C. especially those along the route back to the White House were spectacular. The spontaneity of the people running along with the motorcade was truly moving. That scene reminded me a lot of the release of Nelson Mandela back in the 90’s. Both scenes had a palpable sense of hope and joy.
It will be interesting to see what the next four years holds for our country. There won’t be much of a honeymoon for the Obama administration and his speech clearly pointed to the fact that he’s planning to get straight to work.