It's political rhetoric to speak of finding unity and strength in our diversity, but how often in the past ten years have we used these differences in a tribal way to divide and conquer, electorally and socially?
"I'm thinking right now that if America can change, so can I. I can change my behavior, my attitude. I can make so many improvements. Like Barack, I am going to be somebody. I, too, will help America."
Tehran will likely interpret Obama's declared interest in finding a new way forward based on mutual respect as a clear -- and very positive -- signal to the Middle East in general, and to Iran in particular.