Yes.  A victory.  And, YES, a mandate.  Thrilling times!

Last evening, as I watched the enormous crowd gathered in Grant Park, Chicago, I reconnected  with another time in my life that I felt truly PROUD to be American.  That was the historic moment when Jimmy Carter signed the Camp David Accords with Begin and Sadat—when was it?  1977?  I think that was it.  It was another thrilling and somehow defining moment for this country.  Well, it has been 31 years since I felt that patriotic tingle.  But, last evening, watching the hope-filled, exuberant gathering of tens of thousands, witnessing the love-fest on that platform in Grant Park and, most particularly, listening to Obama’s gloriously soaring oratory—WOW!