Today’s just been all over the place. First, the good news … or what I see as the good news: Obama is up 8 points in Rasmussen’s latest daily tracking poll:
This is the highest level of support ever recorded for Obama and is his largest lead of the year. It also continues a remarkable twenty-five days in a row where the Democrat’s support has never declined by even a single point. The Democratic candidate has gained six full percentage points of support since Lehman Brothers collapsed to start the Wall Street mess.
Speaking of Lehman Brothers makes me think of the economy, and now that we have the good news out of the way, let’s look at this: the market closed below 10,000 at 9,962.03, putting it down 363.35 for the day. Granted, things were a lot worse around 2 pm Eastern when the Dow was down a whopping 800 points, but this is bad, y’all. Guess the bailout wasn’t all that, huh? International markets are tumbling, too. And CNN is reporting that 60% of Americans think a depression is “likely.” Most economists don’t agree, but if the mood of the country is that bleak, something’s amiss and it can only make things worse (ya know, folks won’t spend and the vicious cycle continues).
And what is the McCain camp doing in the face of this? That’s right, they’re talking smack about Obama. And while on the campaign trail talking smack, Sarah Palin lets loose this one:
There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.
Yeah. She read it on a Starbucks cup. Let that sink in.
She was misquoting Madeleine Albright, who said this:
There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.
No, Starbucks didn’t get it wrong, Sarah did. Don’t get Ta-Nehisi Coates started.
So there you have the good, the bad, and the truly ugly of this Monday, as far as I can tell. Yes, there’s so much more and I’ll be back around soon to share it. If you have any of your own, feel free to drop a line.