I marked down how many times Hillary or Obama said "I" or "We" in their debate Tuesday night, and "I" was mentioned about four times more than "we" by Hillary, while Obama said "we" about four times more than "I".
At the close of the debate, Obama seemed to make an appeal for Democrats to stand united and support the party, regardless of who is the chosen candidate. His disputes with Hillary have all focused on differences in their legislative agendas, while hers have focused on personal attacks against him, questioning his honesty and mocking his rhetoric.
It is an encouraging sign of good things ahead that voters are overwhelmingly choosing the candidate who invites them to participate in the political process and who refuses to answer personal attacks with a personal attack.
I have hope that we could return to civil discourse and an electorate engaged in our government - but then, what could you expect: I'm one those "hopemongers" - and glad of it.