Originally Posted by Amnorix
Here's the real question -- if Bill Clinton had run in 2012 would he have won? I'm hard-pressed to think he wouldn't beat both of these guys.
And I would have voted for him.
There was a time when I wouldn't believe that I could say that, but I think Clinton is much more moderate then he is liberal, much more pragmatic than ideological. This is based upon his past thinking and governing style, which is about 180-degrees from the way Obama thinks and governs.
The economy is not going to grow until you make it acceptable to the capital markets to invest into the market. At all levels. Nothing Obama is suggesting is going to point us in that direction. Taxing capital is not a smart thing to consider right now and, given where the debt situation is, the flexibility to spend into the economic hole is becoming limited.
The next step for the politicians (and I'm not suggesting this is the exclusive territory of the Dems) is to start doing things to artificially force capital into the markets. And when that happens, it's all over.