During this past week while President Obama was out campaigning for re-election... (er... I mean 'selling his jobs bill') the most indictable evidence of his failure was made evident to all.
Joe Biden is not a big effing deal, as he might say. In fairness, few vice presidents matter, and Biden suffers by comparison to his immediate predecessor, who mattered more than most.
The market's rally over the past few days as of October 14, 2011 illustrates quite clearly how the short side can cause one headaches, but persistence is often required. Not many have the requisite psychology, and some might say you have to be downright crazy to short.