Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, We're as happy as can be....
So kids, Obama's solid support, and not the ludicrous "Palin Bounce" seems to be ruling the day.
New poll numbers show Obama's strength in several key states and show that Palin was, probably,
nothing more than a media-inspired poll quirk.
Or was it Wall Street...and the nation's flagging retirement funds which got the attention of the
seemingly fickle American public?  Were they finally able to put 2 and 2 together and add up what has
been happening to them?  Maybe.  The wild swings on the trading floors of lower Manhattan are difficult
to parse for anyone who doesn't spend their days with a Bloomberg ticker within arms length...but when
your 401k tanks and your house loses half it's value...well, that may be a wake-up call.
Democrats across the board are breathing a bit easier, but this is far from over.
Obama, I have noticed, has taken the advice of many Progressives and has sharpened his tone a bit.
He is more willing to go for the jugular...and that is a good thing.  The beauty for him is this;  he can
say things that are more pointed and acidic...but his verbal tone remains one of reason and temperance.
McCain, on the other hand, sounds like a whiny warmonger when he gets his hackles up....just like the
man who hopes to emulate, George W. Bush.