Can we *please* have this guy as President?
He may be a naive idealist, or he may be a smooth political operator making promises he can't or won't keep. But when I read speeches like the one above, I actually see a time when I might be able to say "The President of the United States" with pride instead of wanting to cringe and wash my mouth out with soap.
I want the polls to be wrong. I want this guy to be the Democratic contender for the Presidency. And I want him to win.
I can't remember the last time I felt inspired by a candidate. Certainly there wasn't anyone close in 2004.