Marc Thiessen wrote a very interesting piece, “No miracle on ice in Sochi”, on the US hockey victory at Sochi, harkening back to the Cold War era US win at Lake Placid. If you remember the Reagan years, as fondly as me, Thiessen’s piece will cheer you up this morning. Sometimes unlikely events serve to unite us under one flag and the Lake Placid win endures as one of those shining moments, where the American spirit soared, all because, as Thiessen says:
“Then, suddenly a band of college kids wearing the red, white and blue restored our confidence.”
Of course, Ronald Reagan followed that event and I certainly credit him a great deal for the rejuvenation of the American spirit too, after those dismal Carter years.