If you listened to the media and their favorite Democratic candidates, you’d say “bad, ugly bad.” You’d expect to look out the window and see breadlines and food riots.
But once again, the picture they paint and the reality lived by the rest of us diverge dramatically. That’s what happens when you invent despair.
Take Gallup’s annual mood survey. It reports that as Americans say they’re better off now than they were a year ago 74 percent predict they’ll do even better next year! That’s the most optimistic reading they’ve ever recorded.