Several times over the years -- mainly here and here -- I've argued that the clinching evidence that America is great is the long-sought development of a flying car. And it's not just me! Lane Wallace and Conor Friedersdorf have also noticed on our site this good omen for the future.
Now the FAA has gotten into the act, waiving a weight-rule requirement toward approval of the Terrafugia Transition as a "Light Sport Aircraft." I think the "mood of America" polls will turn around shortly.
In the air, above; on the road, below.