Look at the pictures.
I never thought I'd see anything like this in my lifetime.
It's not just Obama. It's my heroes - people like Bill Clinton and Al Gore - looking as though they've been mainlining hope and purpose.
It's the tears flowing down regular American faces as Obama gives a speech that hands us not just a dream, but a mandate.
It's that shot to America's arm, pulling her back from the brink of death and despair.
You want to know why I'm not worried about handing him the keys to the country?
It's not just because I agree with his policies. It's because I know who he's invited to walk through the door with him. It's because I know we need both sound judgment and inspiration to get us through these next tough years.
He'll give us plenty of both.