Brave new world?
Ambitious - but is it achievable? The rhetoric was soaring, but can the reality possibly match it?
Those were my thoughts as I watched Nick Clegg promise the biggest shake-up of democracy since 1832.
A wholesale big-bang political reform and what he calls a new politics.
Much on his agenda involves this new government simply not doing things on ID cards, the DNA database, CCTV and the ContactPoint database of children.
So far, so easy.
Much can also happen through the government acting without the need for new legislation to give for example more money and power to local councils, voluntary bodies and individuals.
Although I do remember politicians like Douglas Hurd in the 1980s talking of those Edmund Burke called the "little platoons" and the need to "empower them", pretty much every government since has talked the same talk but not got quite got round to walking the walk.
On political reform though, the Clegg agenda requires not just legislation to back a referendum on voting reform but a yes vote too.
Not just for the new commission on Lords reform to find agreement missing this past century but for existing peers to vote for their own demands; and not just all party agreements on the reform of political funding but also a majority for the legislation in both houses.
Perhaps it is the area I focused on yesterday - human rights - which best illustrates the problem of delivery for this new government.
Today the deputy prime minister suggested a commission could look into reforms of the way the Human Rights Act works even thought the Conservatives have been looking at this for the past five years.
He implied in the meantime that the government could use control orders and negotiate new agreements with countries like Pakistan to ensure they didn't torture those who were deported to their shore.
This, though, is exactly what Charles Clarke promised when he was Labour's home secretary six years ago and at that time the Tories and Liberal Democrats united in condemning him.