Every time I hear a politician (last night it was Chris 'Cojones' Christie, the First Jersey Boy) talk about restoring America's greatness, it is my teeth that grate. America has never stopped being great; it is the leaders that got small.
Bah. It was sunset for America in 1980 when Jimmy Peanut boldly led the boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games in response to Soviet meddling in Poland and Afghanistan. Yet the sun rose again shortly thereafter. As it will this November. Because it never set! The sun is setting on this metaphor, not this country.