I urged the president to be modest in his speech today in Pennsylvania, and in this sentence, at least, he listened:
It has now been a little over sixteen months since I took office amid one of the worst economic storms in our history. And to navigate that storm, my administration was forced to take some dramatic and unpopular steps.Those steps have succeeded in breaking the freefall.
Yay! We broke the freefall!
You know what else breaks a freefall? Hitting bottom.