Looks like the Nobel Committee is in strong disagreement with me. Or at least they're a lot more optimistic than I am.
At least the "non-US" portion of the planet has stopped loathing our leadership. That's what I take out of the Peace Prize selection, anyway. "Hey, look! They elected someone that doesn't hate the rest of the world, and he's not bent on killing us all through overt hostility or callous neglect!"
Not insignificant matters, to be sure, but we still need some real focus here.
If the Nobel Prize was offered in the form of a chalice (I know it's not), I'd see it as something to yet to be filled, a major project yet to be completed. Expectations expressed but not yet fulfilled.
For all of our sakes (including the counter-patriot wingnuts currently freaking out en-masse), I hope the Nobel Committee remains happy with their choice in the coming years.
Mr. President, you've got yet another high bar to get over. I know you didn't ask for it, but I hope you make it!