Rachel Maddow tonight told us that last October only 17 percent of us thought the country was on the right track. Now, after about 100 days of the Obama administration, 48 percent of us think the country is on the right track. In fact, Rachel says, for the first time in five years that number is higher than the number who don’t think we’re on the right track.
I think despite all the naysaying from the Right, Americans like what Obama is doing to solve some really tough problems. I suspect this is a tenuous optimism, and like the stock market could be subject to some ups and downs as each month brings new challenges. There’s still a tough road ahead of us in this economy, in the wars, and in the political battles that are brewing.