Sorry if I seem cynical; I’m very old and very grouchy.
Of course I hope Cruz will be the next president; I’m just not very hopeful.
A great deal of bitter experience.
Im very old and very grouchy, too.
We need updated reasons to have hope for America. The establishment has gone bad and the populist culture is worse.
We are not losing the battle, we are not even in it. There is no pessimism like the pessimism born in the post-defeat age.