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Intrade/Presidential Election/Randolf *LINK*

Note the "Shift" recently in these numbers. Obama is now down to 54.7% and Romney is up to 42.4% and no longer in the 30's. "IF" the financial markets continue to selloff here with negative consequences bombarding the news media you know what will happen. No President has ever been re-elected for a 2nd term when the economy was going down significantly. People vote on the basis of their pocket book more than anything else. Self preservation is always job #1. Just try to rescue a drowning man sometime to prove this point. Just like George Bush sr. that had just won the Gulf war and was considered unbeatable in the '90's for his 2nd term. The economy rolled over quickly and his popularity rolled over with it.

Soooooooooooooooo I guess one has to wonder what if anything "Ben and the Boys" are capable of pulling off over the next few months as they are more than aware of this. Recent reports show a recession is certain 6 to 9 months from recent economic numbers when falling for 3 months in a row. That has just occurred. Only a 12% pt spread now between the two candidates and narrowing. And Romney has nothing to lose of course as he is not the one in the White House. Always much easier to be the armchair quarterback. We can always throw the perfect pass every time when in the armchair......................................