Wasn't the inaugural speech awesome? While I seemed to be the only one who booed (quietly) whenever CNN showed W on screen, the sense of relief that W's time is ending seemed universal among my co-workers. I don't expect all the damage to be undone by Obama, but at least I'll be able to see and hear the president nausea.
I think the nation is giddy with relief more than filled with hope for the new administration. I hope Obama never pulls a Clinton.