Peggy Noonan has a column out today on why a majority of citizens believe America is on the wrong track -- 59% of people, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Noonan writes the gloomy outlook is not so much a result of the economy. Instead, she points to the latest scandals with the Secret Service and the General Services Administration, and photos of soldiers in Afghanistan posing alongside body parts surfacing, and argues it has more to do with a decline in our culture -- and even worse, "the American character."
This was a point we didn't get to on air, but tell us what you think. And if you missed it, check out the first segment of our show today, when Alex discussed the competing visions for America presented by President Obama and Mitt Romney: