There has been a shift. As I ran around the city taking care of errands you could feel it. Chicago, the nation, perhaps the world is reeling from a jubilant hangover as our country moves forward in a direction that it has never seen before. This man has a huge task before him. We all are part of that task. But with his voice, his optimism, his understanding and openness leading the way, it is one that certainly Americans can handle. My patriotism has waned over these last few years and with good reason. It was restored last night. I and millions like me are hopeful once again.