Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Whither Prosperity?

So far last night and tonight there is no reference to the weak economy. There is no economic recovery message. There is no growth message. There is no reference to populist revolt against high gas prices at pump, which is main cause of the slump. There is no reference to 70% who blame gas prices and want to drill for more oil as at least a short-run solution over next 5 to 10 years. There is no one connecting with economic woes of blue-collar type working folks who are getting creamed, worry about falling jobs and rising unemployment, and want some one to help with the oil shock. What is going on here? What ever happened to the prosperity part of peace and prosperity?