I heard Romney surrogate John Sununu—one of the grumpiest, most unpleasant human beings now breathing—say this morning that the American economy was appallingly and terrifyingly awful and, of course, it’s Barack Obama’s fault.
Then I picked up the paper and I read these these two ledes from the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A jump in the stock market and rising home prices are bringing Americans closer to regaining the wealth they lost in the recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.
This ain’t exactly Happy Days Are Here Again news, but it is good news and may indicate why it is that the Party of Pessimism is not attracting a majority of voters.