There were only happy faces today because the sad folks stayed home. This is not, and will never be, a political blog. My opinions regarding American politics/politicians will never be featured on here, as they don’t really matter. What does matter is that that smiling little boy have ample school supplies and unlimited access to cheap, if not free, books. That his grandmother have a good insurance plan should something happen. That job acquisition in this country become less of an off-chance occurrence. And these things are not impossibilities. Obama’s speech did what every political speech should do: inspire at least a thimble-full of hope in even the most uncompromising cynics.