Optimism, pride and a sense that the country is moving in the right direction. Kevin finds all these, and more, in the election of Barack Obama. But he is concerned about unrealistic expectations:
We must be cautious that we don’t raise our level of expectations so high that they become unrealistic. We can not allow ourselves to believe that President Obama can somehow solve all of society’s ills. We must be realistic about what a President can accomplish. For if we are to escape the weight of fallen expectations, if we are to avoid the unintended consequences of a dream deferred, then we as Americans will all have to pitch in and work towards the fulfillment of our newly formed dreams.