Polls, Polls, Polls

October 23, 2008
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While some old media polls have the great one up double digits, there’s an AP and IBD poll showing McCain within 3 +/- a couple. All the fluctuation this past couple weeks got me to digging in the archives and found this from more years back then I care to remember. While I will...

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A Lahde Goodbye

October 22, 2008
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Everyone once in awhile a story comes along that requires no commentary, no editorializing, no philosophical dissecting. A story so on point there is nothing to do but post it in its entirety as is. This is one of those times. In writing his good-bye letter to investors in his Lahde Capital Management fund,...

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Biden The Prophet

October 21, 2008
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Good ol’ Joe (Biden not the plumber) has stepped in it again. It’s not enough to just compare the “anointed one” to JFK’s age or style, now he’s predicting that world events will compare as well. Biden was at a Seattle fundraiser Sunday night when he let loose this wonderful tidbit: (From Alexander Marquardt’s...

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Et Tu Brute Mr. Powell

October 20, 2008
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There are plenty of historical metaphors being tossed about this election but Colin Powell’s endorsement yesterday of Barack Obama lends to the mother of them all. John McCain may not have known Julius Ceasar personally (although the Obama campaign will try to convince you otherwise) but he most certainly now knows how it feels...

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Feeling Stressed?

October 17, 2008
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So here it is another Friday. The market once again has been all over the place and as of this writing no sign of where it’s going to close today. Housing starts are down, consumer spending is down, the news beats recession, recession, recession with all too regular rhythm. There is an election coming...

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Year Of The Joe

October 16, 2008
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The Chinese have the “year of the __________” (rat, monkey, etc). 2008 will be known as the year America had the “year of the Joe”. Joe Biden, Joe Sixpack, “Say it ain’t so Joe”, the average Joe and now Joe the plumber. After finishing the third, and mercifully last, presidential debate, I found myself...

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