When it comes down to it, past policy, past anything else, despite the fact that he's a politician, Obama makes me feel something inside my blackened, shriveled husk of a heart - hope. I haven't felt that about politics for, well... actually I never have before. Not like this. I know he's imperfect and a politician and probably mostly full of shit, but man, just once it'd be nice to have someone who at least makes you believe - even if only for a moment - that maybe things can be better. Not just "less horrible" but that it's really possible to make things good.
I dunno. Watch it, it's not his best ever, but it's still fairly stirring.