Paranoia Alert

Ireland’s largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, is now laying 20-1 that the American election will be postponed, odds which have shortened from 40-1 in just one week. We can only pray (to paraphrase The Pioneers) this longshot kicks the bucket.

This presumes Bush has the mojo to pull off such a move. To do so would require support of the ruling class, something he clearly no longer has. Besides, we heard the the same ominous rumors about Nixon too and it didn’t happen.

Obama has support among the wealthy

About 50 percent of BlackRock’s ultra-high net worth clients are Obama supporters,

The rich support McCain, the super-rich support Obama.