Mouthbreather Index: Negative
Was at the Yale Club again yesterday. There were only about four people watching the show, which was covering political news instead of the usual nauseating second by second market updates.
Larry Kudlow was interviewing McCain. Larry asked McCain if he'd seen the latest Investor's Business Daily which showed McCain lagging in polls even among investors. McCain offered an audible sigh in response, and Larry said something witty.
So there were a few open mouths, but it was because people were laughing. That's why I gave it a negative reading. Not only did people seem resigned to the fact that Obama might win, but the tension from our financial crisis seems to have dissipated completely.
Again, for background, look here and here.