There’s a lot of fretting going on about the election, and many people are flat-out scared about the state of the union in general. On Wednesday of this week roughly half the country will be down in the dumps because their guy lost. Next Wednesday, the other half will be a nervous wreck because they’ll realize that their guy has to somehow fix a terrible economy. Both sides will continue to wonder if we’ve reached a new status quo, or if things will start to turn around. I’ve never heard so many expressions of worry and consternation over the future of our country as I’ve heard over the past six months.