A great speech by a great wordsmith and incredible orator who was inspiring and inclusive, if just a touch "preachy" in style here and there for this Australian audience of one. It included this commitment in case you missed it:
"The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families ﬁnd jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is digniﬁed. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government."There will be plenty watching for a new approach to doing business in the light of day. According to the Obamameter there are 510 pre-election promises.
What a load to carry!