Garry Owen, Garry Owen, Garry Owen,
In a valley in Montana all alone,
There are better days to be for the US Cavalry
As we ride against the foe for Garry Owen
...President Obama blames this -- the credit downgrade, the Carteresque malaise, virtually all the wreckage around us -- on our politics "being broken." Lots of Americans would agree with this assessment of their supposed representatives in Washington, D.C.
But I think they've got it all wrong. Politics today are at the healthiest state of my lifetime. And from this, I began to build the case for American optimism. Our future truly is bright.