Why are we so glad and why is there palpable joy in the crowds in Washington today?
After all, we have massive deficits in the federal and state budgets, the economy is dangerously sick, torture, unending wars, and a reputation so low in the world that even Libya's Qadafi never had to suffer it.
There is so much joy because the people sense that some very bad players are leaving power and some very good players are taking over that power.
It is a reason to rejoice. We still have a chance to turn this baby around and find America once again.
But we all know, and our new President Obama has said, we are in this together and it will take all of us to get ourselves back home.