Hubert H. Humphrey
"The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other."
James Fenimore Cooper
I don't consider myself pollyanna-ish in any respect. I tend to see the challenges and difficulties in situations prior to the time that I see the possibilities and opportunities. Yet I think that for all the turmoil and difficulty in the world right now, substantial reason for hope exists.
My own view is that we're seeing a time of immense sea change right now, in the national mood and also in the facts on the ground. There is the potential for great difficulty, but there is also the potential for great hope.