Bernanke hops aboard the Hope Train

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In an extremely rare media interview with a Federal Reserve Board chairman, Ben Bernanke said the U.S. has averted the risk of plunging into a depression. “I think we’ve gotten past that,” he said. Not quite as poetic as, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” but it is enough to grant Chairman Bernanke a ride on the Hope Train*. As the recovery now has a website, a Whip Recession Now logo, all it needs is some help for small businesses and who knows, maybe more people will start thinking we can, thinking we can, thinking we can.

Developing, or should I say, chugging.

*Hope Train posts “track” the journey of President Obama and other government officials as they shift their “messaging” from one of “fear” of the economy to one of “hope” for the economy.