Jonah Goldberg relays the wisdom of his readers, by which I mean he does the exact thing that’s made him his money since he was first hired to placate his mother:
I have no idea whatsoever if there’s merit to this, and if there is how much merit, but lots of email like this:
When are people going to start talking about the REAL reason the markets are down – Obama up in polls. If I was McCain, I’d start telling people, “If you want to lose more money, vote Obama.”
If this was actually true (which it’s not), McCain could also start running a competent campaign, which would, one thinks, help calm the markets.
I understand that Cornerites live in an alternate world where Barack Obama is planning to bomb churches, Sarah Palin will be the next President of the United States and Red Dawn occupies every even-numbered spot on the AFI’s top 100 movies of all time, but really? In the middle of a global financial meltdown, with major financial institutions shutting down every week, Iceland going bankrupt, loan money drying up, a consumer credit crunch and a mounting national debt, I really do think that it would be smart to tell the people losing hundreds of billions of dollars in investments and wealth that they’re all doing it because they’re afraid that Barack Obama will be president.
Please run with this. And do it in front of a local credit union, if you can.