I think we're on the same page, as to people expecting the impossible from a man who never promised it. He also said it would get worse before it got better. He did promise to create jobs, as did the other candidate. Like you, I suspect neither would have had a hope of doing that until, as you put it, the engine starts running again.
My fears are that our media is so wrapped up in this doomsday talk that they will have the same effect on our buying public. I personally know people who are panicking and talking about pulling out of investments, which is part of the whole problem. It certainly is a snowball situation. So far we're still spending money here, but the way the news is going on, I'm sure it will be a matter of weeks before people start to freeze up and our own 'engine' really starts stalling.
The best thing we all could do right now is shut the bloody TV off.
"I am a Canadian by birth, but I am a Highlander by blood and feel under an obligation to do all I can for the sake of the Highlanders and their literature.... I have never yet spoken a word of English to any of my children. They can speak as much English as they like to others, but when they talk to me they have to talk in Gaelic."
-Alexander Maclean Sinclair of Goshen (protector of Gaelic Culture)
We need more Stan Rogers.jams