I must be missing the worst of it.
Thanks, Phoenix, for saying this. I appreciate that both you and Foxfyre have said very reasonable and gracious things. I think that the people who express the real nastiness are in the minority and that most people will eventually give him a chance. I do understand the hurt feelings -- I remember the disappointment of 4 years ago well and I think it's fair to let people vent for a bit if they need to. I did, but eventually calmed down, and I think most others will too.
That's not to say that I think there won't be opposition to his initiatives -- there will and that is both fair and healthy. I look forward to the debates to come fully expecting that I won't always agree with him either.