I just got back from the supermarket. Many of the things that I buy on a regular basis have nearly doubled in the past 3 months. It is these seemingly simple things that will decide the outcome of this election. How many times is the average person going to buy gas and groceries and other necessities between now and the election. Strut around like a rooster now because some of the polls show Obama ahead, but there are very few who will be able to say they are better off today than they were 4 years ago. And that will decide the outcome.