Nine percent of Americans think that " we are on the right track / satisfied with the way things are going" - the lowest it has ever been in the history of the Gallup Poll. Really? I just have to wonder who and where these nine percent are? Words are being tossed around that belong in movies. " Depression" , " Bank Failure" on and on.
Something that has struck me as slightly odd over the last few days and then again last night: Other than Ben Bernanke ALL the rest of the high up muckity mucks that are " fixing the economy" are PART of the problem. They were all part of some failed Wall Street Firm. Let's don't turn to them for the solution. Let's turn to an ECONOMIST , someone who sees it as a science, NOT as a way to get a 35 million dollar apartment on Park Ave and a mega mansion in Greenwich. So, when the two candidates were asked last night, who they would pick as the new Secretary of the Treasury, I wish Senator Obama would have said that. ( and Warren - Warren? - is to old , although if the US Govt had been tied with Berkshire Hathaway, we would, I guess, all be sitting pretty....)
The second thing, and this is where things just go into Rod Serling territory, The hard core Racists who, due to the economy will have to hold their vile little inbred noses and vote for Senator Obama. My ex-exboyfrinedandrewsullivan has this to say this morning:An Obama supporter, who canvassed for the candidate in the working-class, white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, sends over an account that, in various forms, I've heard a lot in recent weeks.
"What's crazy is this," he writes. "I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are f***ing undecided. They would call him a n----r and mention how they don't know what to do because of the economy."
"Racism is a luxury that, at this point, a lot of white voters can ill-afford. I think a crucial number of them know that." Bless their little hearts........