"I've never been so ambivalent about a gubernatorial election," was the text message from a friend, a Democrat in Baltimore County. I'm pretty sure he voted for Brown, but he was not excited about it. There was a lot of that going around Tuesday.
Pardon my lack of glee, but I think you know the feeling. The polls say most of us are pretty unhappy with the direction of the country, with Congress and with the president.
I think I know what's eating us — the feeling that the country is not as exceptional as we thought it would be.
Going back 70 years, there was a belief in an American brand of exceptionalism and in eternal progress. This big, strong country saved the world in the middle of the 20th century. It came out of war full of brawn and bravado. The future looked endless and bright.
A big part of that was faith — some of it blind — in public leaders and in the ability of government to solve big problems. ... http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-rodricks-election-1105-20141105-column.html
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