About This, He’s Right, You Know

Barack Obama, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone:

RS: Are you surprised by how optimistic everyone is in their hearts?

Obama: “The American people are, I think, congenitally optimistic. Right now, they’re not feeling particularly optimistic about Washington ā€” they’re genuinely concerned about the direction the country is moving in, they’re anxious about globalization and whether we’re going to be able to compete. But at bottom, they’re not fatalists. They always feel like there’s something we can do to make things better.”