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July 23, 2008

Analysis of the Day

The Economist on "Which way will capital vote?", which demonstrates that business owners (who comprise 10.7 percent of eligible voters, by the way) "cannot be ignored, and they have doubts about both candidates." The punch line:
With less than four months to the election, many businesspeople are undecided. A recent poll of small-business owners found that 80% had little idea what either candidate might do for them. Dave Bromberg, a grocer in Albuquerque, says he likes both of them. He thinks Mr McCain is tough on waste but Mr Obama would have trouble standing up to a free-spending Democratic Congress. “Democrats feel sorry for everybody,” he says. “McCain will probably say, hey, we’re all responsible for ourselves, and [the government] will help you a little bit, but only a little.”

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