How 'bout that speech?
Used to be I didn't really care about watching political speeches. I figured I would get all the highlights online later. But Obama is actually making it interesting, giving people a reason to tune in and vicariously take part. With a little luck, that will translate over time into people making a little effort to take part and help out more in Real Life.
If you also watched, did you notice how by the end the Republican side was joining in on the standing Os? Maybe that's a good sign too.
We can only hope.