Are you asking for Ryans, Romneys or Bidens? Now, McCain's would be interesting, but nobody ever asked for it.http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/bi ... ficate.asp
Myself, I just wish there was a real choice, because there isn't. There's no difference in past practice. Do you really believe all this last minute conversion to "really radical conservative stuff"? Because I don't, and anyhow, the RP doesn't support any of that, they just play it to shore up the base, just like Dems play the old "we're for unions and women and public workers" to shore up the base. Yeah, and what did either side do when they had control? Neither Dems nor Repubs moved to enact ANY of these "dreams". (If you think Obamacare is in any way related to "socialized medicine", dream on. Socialized anything does NOT give money and power to private insurance entities.) The DLC has ensured that actual differences between the parties are nonexistent. Gridlock is due to simple intransigence and playing politics, not difference in goals or beliefs. Why else do you think BOTH sides have people demonstrating against their own "leaders".
Anyhow, given that, the election will make no difference whatsoever in actual policy, none, nada, forget it, whoever wins will "tearfully" continue the policies as they sit. Obama will claim Congress is forcing him (what, the veto pen ran out of ink? get a stamp!) and Romney will claim the Democrats are just too powerful (LOL). Anyone want to bet against it? It will go that way until we get a crash and burn that can't be glossed over by the Fed, which could happen before the election, and that would be interesting indeed. With luck, we'll get a different Fed or no Fed at all. (I admit it, I'm a dreamer!) The primary purpose of the Fed has become dispensation of favors from on high. This is not legitimate, they have no business picking winners.
Oh well, time to stop grumbling about government and look at reality for a minute or two.
The market took a decent drop today, we have likely seen the high. Its entirely possible we've seen the high for the decade. Time will tell. I can't see how Apple can maintain its high valuation. If they've got a new product in the wings that might be totally popular on the level of the iPad or iPhone, they've not said anything about it that I've seen. Playing in the television markets won't cut it. As has been noted before, Apple is a huge percentage of the market now. If Apple dropped to a more normal valuation, it would be the same as California housing dropping to normal levels, the whole market would look like the bottom fell out, even if nothing else changed at all.
Solar energy stocks are in the news, and that's interesting. When I managed to get to the states for a while recently, I noted some new solar installations going in. Solar just keeps getting cheaper. I always heard that when prices for solar went below a dollar a watt, solar would take off. Electricity was a lot cheaper then too.http://www.wholesalesolar.com/products. ... P-240.html
SEC issued the first whistleblower award under Dodd-Frank. That might send a chill through the finance houses.
Hope all that makes sense, I'm sitting up in the middle of the night trying to stay awake to catch a military flight in a few hours. IOW, I'm a bit out of it.