It's too bad that it takes the economy being in the toilet to get swing voters to take a hard look at whether they want to support the GOP when it unabashedly backs deregulation and the ensuing rampant greed of Wall Street, which we're now all paying for through the bailout. (And if there were ever a time I could agree with the Republican battle cry of "I don't want my taxes to pay for this," it's when a large company runs itself into the ground, assumes the government will pay for it, and then goes for some spa treatments that presumably we'll end up paying for eventually, too.) But a lot of people are out of jobs, and that changes the way decisions are made when a crisis hits that close to home. I'd love to think that Obama will get elected because he's spent his career thus far working for just causes (his GOP-mocked community organizing, after all, was helping those who'd lost their jobs), but if the sour economy gets him in the door, I'm not sure I care. The last eight years have brought us a pretty much purposeless war and an Osama Bin Laden still at large, not to mention the current economic mess. I'm not sure how we can gamble on any more.