"The worst lack all conviction
While the best are full of passionate intensity..."
It is disorienting to have a national leader who is curious, articulate, and gracious toward those with different views. It is like waking up with 10 more IQ points--and better manners besides.
I'm sure many are having similar reflections this morning, but in my 39 years the only two other instances of such profound change I can remember feeling in my gut this way were the break-up of the Soviet Union and 9/11.
I hope my children can grow up with eight years of this.