There were two things he said tonight that really surprised me, and stood out.
1. He said we had to break away from the tyranny of oil. Notice he didn't say foreign oil; he said oil. That got my most enthusiastic clap of the night (I was at the Obama-watching party downtown with Kurt, Meredith, Bryan, and Dylan.
2. Secondly, he said it wouldn't be easy, and it would require sacrifice.
How often do you hear politicians say that, and have the crowd applaud? America is desperate for this kind of honest, but hopeful, leadership.