As Mitt Romney's poll numbers went up, the stock market went down.
" "If it looks like I'm going to win, the markets will be happy. If it looks like the president's going to win, the markets should not be terribly happy," Romney told donors at a private fundraiser in May.""
The above is from today's edition of The Hill. So much for Mitt's knowledge of the marketplace.
On Friday the New Republic ran a story with the lede: This is probably Romney’s best polling day of this election.
Friday's Financial Times had a story headlined: "Wall Street Endures Worst Week Since June."
It doesn't sound like a happy market to me. Actual investors realize that Romney's plan is unreal. The folks who are buying a piece of Romney are guys like Aldelson and the Koch Brothers. They don't care about a good economy. Sheldon Adelson, the vast majority of whose money comes from casinos in China, cares about making Netanyahu our special envoy in the Middle East, and staying out of jail. While the Koch Brothers would see their profits plummet by billions if Obama removes some of the tax breaks the Oil industry currently enjoys.