British Columbia, Canada
I loved the fact that Obama's speech was not one bit flowery, but direct and to the point. He knows there is a lot of work to be done and will bring the people together to do it. The fact that he acknowledged people of all faiths, non-faiths, etc. showed me that this day was more about the American spirit, bringing the people together, and less about him. I especially thought what he said about the USA willing to extend a hand to all those ready to un-clinch their fists was a huge step in international communication. I expect only good things but I don't have unreal expectations, and wish him well.
Incidentally, I picked him for a future President when he was just running for senator, and won $25. in a family bet years earlier than I expected. I gave my son the money back but sure am glad I was right.