Romney Makes Appeal to Voters Disappointed in Obama: ‘The Time Has Come to Turn the Page’ – Yahoo “‘Tonight I’d ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama?’ Romney said. ‘You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had, was the day you voted for him.’ He said Americans ‘deserved’ the ‘hope and change’ that Obama had promised, but because he has failed to keep his promises, he doesn’t deserve a second term.’”
Clint Eastwood: “We Own This Country!” – NBC “The Hollywood icon carried out an extended, imaginary conversation with the president. … Eastwood’s speech was defined by an imaginary conversation with President Obama, symbolized by an empty chair to his left. Throughout, Eastwood mixed jokes with tough talk to the delight of the crowd.” His speech was very effective, and should resonate with a number of undecided voters!
US Drought Heading From Croplands to a Meat Counter Near You – Reuters “The worst drought to hit U.S. cropland in more than half a century could soon leave Americans reaching deeper into their pockets to fund a luxury that people in few other countries enjoy: affordable meat.Drought-decimated fields have pushed grain prices sky high, and the rising feed costs have prompted some livestock producers to liquidate their herds. This is expected to shrink the long-term U.S. supply of meat and force up prices at the meat counter.”
At Pivotal Moment, Bernanke Low on Economic Ammo – Washington Post “On Friday, he returns to the yearly economic conference still facing huge economic challenges, but now he’s far more constrained by both politics and limitations on what the Fed can do to help the economy. …Bernanke himself says the country’s main economic decisions are Congress’s to make. He also wants to make sure the Fed doesn’t act in a way that sparks inflation, which can erode incomes.”