Yes, we are worried, but worry has always preceded reform in America, which has always bounced back after periods of decline and a loss of confidence. Just think, almost 20 million more Americans were employed at the end of the Reagan years than when he took office.
Reagan understood how to restore faith in the country and a people he so clearly loved. He would have crystallized the developing consensus on what we have to do. He would have made investment in the nation's decaying infrastructure as exciting an adventure as Lincoln made our great transcontinental railway (while also leading a war).
In the end, it takes vision, leadership, and imagination to regenerate the American dream. Ronald Reagan proved that it could be done.