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Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

Juan_Freeman Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:26 PM
I lived in West Virginia for nearly a decade and keenly observed the loyal union democrats. The coal industry is dying and taking with it those who, until very recently, supported and defended enthusiastically the democrat ticket no matter the names it carried. Their leaders chose ideology over the welfare of countless committed supporters. To those die hard constituencies who persist in their support of Obama: What will happen when Obama's ideolgy conflicts with your welfare?
k harlan Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 3:25 PM
We're about to find out due to Obama's war on coal and oil. Lots of union workers in the coal mines and how many jobs denied union workers on the Keystone pipeline?

Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles?

Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth.

Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver?

Of course, I am thinking about our president.

Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap...