Last night I got to shake President Obama's hand and chat with him briefly about our time at Harvard (I remember him when he was at Harvard Law School) and my unsolicited advice about his campaign (I advocated that he present a bolder vision for his next 4 years). More importantly, I got to express my best wishes to him and his family. To be honest, he seemed worn out. But that didn't stop him from later taking the stage and firing up a crowd of 6,000 with a fiery stump speech. If he could have been that good in the first debate, the polls might not be as close as they are now. In any event, the President reminded the crowd that there is no change without their involvement. Exactly right! Every election is important, of course, but this one will have a huge impact on the shape of our society for many years to come.
I was also delighted to meet last night fellow Obama supporters Charley Moore, founder of Rocket Lawyer, Dr. Donna Ornitz (a dedicated pediatric ophthalmologist), and Kip Howard, a fascinating entrepreneur who started Navis, a company that makes the software that runs over half of the world's major marine container terminals.
By the way, I have noted with great interest that a study published in Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box that in the last 80 years, the presidency has been divided nearly equally between Republicans and Democrats. Who was better for the stock market? The study shows that $100,000 invested during the 40 years Republicans
had the White House would be worth $126,027. The same amount invested
in the stock market during the Democrat's 40 years would be $3,912,210. And Wall Street is against President Obama why exactly?