When was the last time you saw a wave of millions of people around the world celebrating America? They are pouring praise not only on Obama, but on the American people. There is huge hope for a better world and people everywhere, in every corner of the planet, are optimistic. To those of you who say the world hates America, it's not true. I've met many people who don't hate the US, but they are disgusted by some of it's actions. People around the world look to the U.S. for political and moral leadership. When the U.S.A. lives up to it's ideals, to the principles the founders laid down, it is most powerful and influential. The problems are huge. The hopes are high. Many are hoping this opportunity does not slip away. Are these hopes justified? Is positive change really coming? How can this good will we are seeing be used to solve problems at home and abroad? Or is it all a just a passing fad of empty words and false promise? Are we naive or can things really change?