Defining Optimism, Again
Yahoo! News - Bush Seeks to Depict Kerry as Economic Pessimist: "'The economy has shifted into a higher gear,' Bush told a small business summit. He said companies were churning out new jobs at a fast clip, factories were busy and households were earning more money.Optimism doesn't mean sugarcoating the present. It means believing in a better future. The stampede of unicorns continues.
But, in a clear reference to Kerry, a Massachusetts senator who is certain to be his Democratic opponent in the November election, Bush said there were some in Washington who are ignoring the good news and who would offer 'familiar' solutions of increasing the size of government.
'There are modern day economic pessimists around who are quick to offer dire predictions and complaints,' Bush told the gathering of the National Federation of Independent Business."