West Wing The Depressed Superpower

As frustration takes hold in the land of optimism, Americans are beginning to resemble Germans. They are collectively depressed over the Iraq War, the weak dollar and the aging of the baby boomers. Presidential candidates are left to preach change to an electorate that is afraid of it.
Von Gabor Steingart
Voters listen to Senator Hillary Clinton at a November campaign rally in Perry, Iowa.

Voters listen to Senator Hillary Clinton at a November campaign rally in Perry, Iowa.

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