The November election (anti Obama) helped put “peppery” Boone Pickens in an “upbeat” mood, until, as Mr. Pickens notes, “then the goofball says ‘65% didn’t vote and those are the ones I represent!’ ” BP was worried that America had lost itself, but he is more optimistic now because we have “only another year of this bird to go.”
As Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, tells Peggy Noonan, the New Year is like opening day at the ballpark. “Optimism comes naturally, and that’s a good thing, as no other operating philosophy makes any sense.”
Read here from the WSJ’s Peggy Noonan as she checks the mood of our country in the New Year.
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