What's interesting ...
is that tough economic times, which we apparently are headed for, are the most powerful forces
when it comes to determining the outcome of elections. Yet "political types", and that includes bloggers, don't put a whole lot of time examining them for their likelyhood or impact. Not to say that bloggers should be stock market kibitzers, or that they should predict exactly when and where a crisis will occur. But, at least for Democrats, one of their key platforms is that a mixed economy
, private enterprise and government and regulation, is more stable
than the free-market utopia Republicans claim to honor.