NEW YORK, NY (SR) - As Barack Obama's lead grows in the polls, the stock market continues its precipitous slide, and many Wall Street analysts claim the two are directly related.
"Heck yeah, they're related," says a Senior Analyst Tinsdale Weeks. "Socialism and the stock market don't mix, and every investor with an IQ higher than a swim fin knows Barry is Hugo Chavez on crack."
Investors are clearly worried by Obama's plan calling for numerous tax increases, a jump in the capital-gains rate, massive expansion of government and public-works projects, increases in foreign aid to hostile regimes, and a token $500 welfare check that he calls a tax cut to everyone else.
Democrats are fearful that a McCain victory would lead to a strong bull market that would create wealth, thereby causing widespread resentment among their base.
In this election there is clearly enough worry for everyone.
Markets reacting to Obama win? (file photo)