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Rothenberg: For Republicans, Another Blood Bath Looms on Horizon Roll Call (sub req'd) | Stu Rothenberg sees GOP losing 20-30 seats in the House, and Dems could hit 60 in the Senate.
How McCain Lost His Brand New York Magazine | A good look at why McCain's "maverick" message may not be working anymore.
Markets Fall on Doubts Rescues Will Succeed Wall Street Journal | After the rescue plan, now what?
Key Debate Tonight as Race Gets Personal Boston Globe | Increasingly negative campaign portends heated debate in Nasville.
Can John McCain Pull This One Off? Politico | Yes, says Roger Simon and several GOP strategists. But it won't be easy.
Business Cool Toward McCain’s Health Coverage Plan New York Times | Watch as Democrats seek to make health care a bigger issue in the last weeks of the race.
McCain Linked to Private Group in Iran-Contra Case Associated Press | The likely next Democratic counter to Bill Ayers stories. But does Obama really want to engage on this front?

By Ben Pershing  |  October 7, 2008; 7:41 AM ET
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Are you better off than you were eight years ago?

GAS Prices January 19, 2001: $1.45/Gallon
GAS Prices October 6, 2008: $ 3.69/Gallon

DOW January 19, 2001: 10,587.59
DOW October 6, 2008: 9,955.50

NASDAQ Jan 19, 2001: 2770.38
NASDAQ October 6, 2008: 1862.96

CPI, January 19, 2001: 175
CPI, September, 2008: 315

Dollar exchange with Euro, Jan. 19, 2001: 1.068
Dollar exchange with Euro, October 6, 2008: .733

Are you better off than you were eight years ago?
Better yet, are you ready for another four years same as last eight?

No way, No how, No McCain.

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