Al's Insights – Mon 9 Jul, 2012

The Ship of State Is Rudderless

America is like a fleet of oil tankers or warships, adrift at sea with no rudders and no
experienced fleet commander giving orders. Rather, we have a community organizer,
a neighborhood PTA-type rabble rouser, sitting in the supreme commander’s chair
with hands on the controls (sometimes) crashing ahead without a clue. As we move
inexorably toward economic and foreign relations disasters, we have an inexperienced,
arrogant kid playing God while attempting to drive the mightiest nation in history.
Americans prefer to be led – not driven with threats. This is not going to end well at all.

Numerous modern political observers offer that President Ronald Reagan was one of the best
presidents in the history of the United States. Obviously, others would argue against that
statement but we think his success was attributed to simplicity of purpose. He believed in the
sanctity of the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments. We heartily
agree. All the rest is just nonsense and the work of busy bodies trying to re-arrange the lives of
others to suit their old, stale agendas and paradigms. President Reagan had very specific goals
for his presidency and he was successful in all of them including getting the Russians to back
down and repairing an economic mess that he inherited from others.

Our current chief executive by comparison has no concrete plans to deal with American
joblessness. He is promoting the erosion of our liberty and he takes no steps to promote free
enterprise. Having come from a background where the structural foundation is one of government
entitlements, he thinks this is the path for our future. We saw a report some time ago saying
Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society cost the United States $44 billion over time. Look how well that
has worked out for us all.

Johnson’s $44 billion mistake is now peanuts compared to Obama’s $5 trillion tragedies (and
counting). The way things are going now, Obama will probably waste more than $44 billion on his
bankrupt solar companies, General Motors and a handful of insolvent banks (who claim they are
making money on the tax payer’s dime…) all before breakfast.

Many observers are too worried about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare approval. Initially, we
were too. Now, however, we see the wisdom of Justice Robert’s approval: he has attached a
caveat and is calling it a TAX. This will be a key discussion point in the forthcoming elections but
beyond that… America cannot afford it anyway, so who cares?

We expect some of the intermediate and larger-sized corporations would eliminate all medical
benefits under the new plan; if it ever made it to first base, which we sincerely doubt. So, the end
result is Obamacare is defeated by the congress as a bad tax or, alternatively, there is no money
to pay for it as Great Depression II deepens into economic darkness.

In his speeches before the 2008 election, Obama was truthful to the extent he told us he would
spread it around. As in, rob Peter (the working man and woman) to pay Paul (the ne’er-do-wells/
gimme-gimmes, who sit upon a for-life structural welfare nest, promoting communism under the
guise of “social welfare fairness”). That idea sure worked well in Europe, didn’t it?

In the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United States, there was no welfare nest, no

unemployment checks and no food stamps. Either you found a way to feed yourself and your
friends and family or, you starved. There is no way to count the dead who had starved in the
1930s, but it was reported that over 250,000 little defenseless American children were tossed out
of their homes by parents who could not feed them. These kids went on the road in desperation
and most of them were never heard of again— ever.

We are not saying this sad event happens again, but keep in mind there are thousands of
underage kids living on the streets as they departed dysfunctional homes for many reasons.

Along with his plans for a nanny-state welfare paradise, Obama is using the presidential Executive
Order as a demonic tool to circumvent the will of the people without congressional approval.
Obama has 38 czars and czarinas on his staff and they are seated with super powers and never
attained approval from any insiders or, for that matter, outsiders.

These major government department heads are running amuck, showering US citizens with
a truck load of nanny-state rules and illegal takings. We can clearly see a monstrous staff of
socialistic-communists bent upon imposing their personal rule and will upon the American
people…all this with no legal authority.

Being “politically correct” is censorship, but just without burning books in the streets like the
Nazi’s did in that era. Our new capital controls, border controls and mail censorship forces
compliance where you have difficulty moving money for normal commerce and in some cases,
cannot use paper documents. For example, if you are sending a gift overseas, the documents
are filed on the internet or, you cannot send the gift. This is just a warm-up. The real fun starts
later on, after Obama is re-elected by those needy welfare voters who receive all the government
checks he promises to deliver…forever.

This is the way it started in Germany in the 1930s and of course after the Russian Revolution
in that nation in 1917. I think the nasty old Russian men like Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin and their
henchmen are rolling over in their graves laughing at America and what she is doing today to
create self-inflicted socio-economic wounds.

Some of those old dictators and murderers predicted this would happen and they are proving to
be correct. This is happening despite their forecasts being decades old. They clearly understood
human nature. When a society floats on a sea of handouts, the mess multiplies in the dark until it
all dies and drowns.

Our economic and market forecasts signal a “kick the can” situation not only in Europe but all
over the world until September 23-25, 2012, or in the alternative, after the voting on November 6 in
the United States.

China has experienced eight months in a row of sliding, negative economic numbers. They can
tinker with several central planning tools, tweaking their problems until in the end their created
messes turn on them like a rabid dog. Mother Nature will not be denied and not just in China
either. Watch Europe first followed by other poor, emerging nations; then the larger ones fall.

However, for now the game goes on; the accurate numbers are hidden and we see regular name
calling between Obama for votes (I’m a tough guy vote for me) and China. These are just school-
yard bullies spouting meaningless crap.

Do you really think the Chinese, the Germans or, that little unwashed creature
in Iran care really about what Obama thinks or, says? Hardly…

If you want to see some real excitement, watch what happens when the German citizens vote
against the ECB-ESM Euro-land bailouts for their neighbors in a fall referendum. Now that is
going to be very interesting. One observer told us the vote is coming quickly. We say the German
Supreme Court stalls it until at least until after Obama is re-elected in November, 2012.

While the German justices may think that the 4th quarter may be a peaceful post–election period,
we predict it goes absolutely wild with a host of other problems including but not limited to: (1)
lawsuits for voter fraud, (2) impeachment proceedings, (3) other criminal lawsuits against the
administration, (4) white house scandals involving women, (5) grand theft by staff and numerous
other charges relating to current and expanding investigations.

This is going to be better than an Academy-Award-Winning Movie and we all get a ring-side seat.
Great fun! Watch for stupendous market moves giving us super-duper trading, and all the other
neato scandals the liberal, lefty newspapers and TV media so dearly love – wowser!

Now that Greece has cooled-off for the next ten minutes, our attention has turned to Italy and
Spain where those prime ministers and economic leaders told the world first that: “We do not
need the money”, and next: “We might need the money” and finally, “We need all your money as
we can only cover 20% of our bad debts!”

Today, all of these turkeys are now telling us there is not enough money in the world to solve their
problems and pay their bills. Gosh, what a big surprise!

Next we have the Queen of the IMF, Madame LeGarde, tut-tuting aloud saying, “You European
boys just have to get your act together and very soon.” Or what? Is she going to put out the
European credit fires with the IMF’s garden hose, a good chunk of which is US taxpayer’s money?
There is not enough credit and cash on the planet for that one. Their game covers 850,000,000
people with the USA being only 1/3rd of that size for comparison.

She got that job as she is very smart, as in “street smart”. You do not become the Chairwoman
of the mammoth Baker & McKenzie law firm unless you are a powerful rainmaker (sales lady
bringing in the big deals and clients) while making all those monster egos behave themselves.

Now, however, Madame LeGarde is stuck with a problem even superman cannot fix. How can they
pay a gazillion dollars in worldly bills when they have so little left with which to pay? And, all of
this exists despite her ability to access/print currency and bonds with wild impunity. She has met
her match and all the yelling and cajoling ain’t going to cut the mustard. Europe goes crack-up-
boom…they just happen to be first in line among several larger nations throughout the world.

The USA is and will be the continuing recipient of Euro-land’s troubles. America is receiving a
mountain of cash and bond transfers from suspect European paper, most of which is landing
in long bonds, T- Bills and money market funds. Today, it got even more interesting as interest
rates were lowered once more on money market funds in Europe, which makes the funds virtually
useless. A Big Boy Bank closed 15 of their European funds on that news and returned the money.
Next, we say that pile of cash lands in USA paper as it’s the best of the worst (at least this week).

In summary, the 3rd quarter of 2012 will be a set-up quarter for those traders and investors moving
into positions that can profit from all this forthcoming excitement arriving in the 4 th quarter.

We strongly suggest that if you are not experienced in managing big, faster moving messes, it
would just be easier to go and buy physical gold and silver and take possession. This way you
eliminate any counter party risk and if you need some cash later on, the metal brokers are more
than happy to buy it back and very quickly, too. This trade is safe and liquid.

Most of our readers of these essays and in our Trader Tracks Newsletter are primarily stock
traders and investors. At this juncture they are wondering and worrying as to when markets will

return to new rallies, pulling-up their beaten down stock positions. The precious metals stocks
(the best of the best) will begin to react almost immediately when gold and silver begin new
rallies. However, most of them usually take 2-4 weeks longer in a precious metals reaction before
any substantial shares movement. This past week in Trader Tracks, our list of recommendations
week-over-week moved from negative to almost all positive.

Follow monthly charts first and discover the best time of year for your favorite markets. Then,
work backwards using weekly charts followed by dailies. For the most part, we have learned that
swing trading (a few days to a few weeks) is easier to manage for us. However, some traders
enjoy the scalping game doing 150 trades each day finishing the session and then going flat
overnight. Find what suits you best and above all control risk first. The balance of your earnings
will often take care of themselves –Traderrog

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  1. On July 9, 2012 at 11:17 am,
    Dai Uy says:

    TR: A well written article. I don’t think however that Obama’s re-election is a forgone conclusion. The Republicans must come up with a viable alternative to health care and I believe that they will. The beneficiaries of Obama’s largesse are not the most reliable bloc of voters.

    Your comment on the physical PMs makes a lot of sense to me. ABX ‘s production costs were up 22% during their last reporting period and from 2009-2011, the overall industries’ costs were up by almost 35% which suggests to me that $1600 gold will go up the same proportionate amount as mining cost increases as an unrealized gain even if Gold is the same price a year from now. Am I missing something here?

  2. On July 9, 2012 at 11:51 am,
    Marc says:

    Big Al and my “other family”:
    Here is the quote of the day and I believe, SAGE advice!
    All the Good Lord asks from all of us, is do the best we can…take care of YOUR BUSINESS (“control’ what your are “morally obligated to control” and let him do the rest!)
    Hang in there and all the VERY best.

    • On July 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm,
      Dai Uy says:

      When asked about what he attributed his success in life to, Winston Churchill replied:

      Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you sit down. And never
      sit down when you can lie down.

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm,
        Big Al says:

        He also drank a load of Boodles Gin!

        Big Al

        • On July 10, 2012 at 3:37 am,
          Dai Uy says:


          I thought he liked his fitth of whiskey or brandy as well as his many cigars a day. In any event, one cannot argue with success………

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Marc, my friend that was a great comment!

      Big Al

  3. On July 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm,

    Dear Rog:

    BRAVO SIR-I especially LOVE the reference to the”little unwashed creature in iran””
    That is brilliant!!!-Great Job!

  4. On July 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm,

    U nfortunately I agree w/you about obama getting reelected. The “gimme-gimmies”and ultra-liberals are most numerous, and the ron paul write-ins will only pull from romney

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm,
      Big Al says:

      But, Mr. Murphy, is Mr. Romney really that much different?

      Big Al

      • On July 10, 2012 at 3:56 am,
        Dai Uy says:


        Yes he is; he’s a businessman first and a former Governor, 2nd.

      • On July 10, 2012 at 11:41 am,
        EDWARD MURPHY says:

        hi Al:
        I know why you say that-No he is not! However he is when speaking of “the gimme-gimmies’ that rog eluded too, to border controls/immigration, and smaller gov’t that you speak of so often. Once again, the much lesser of two evils. thx for the reply

  5. On July 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm,
    Larry says:

    When or should I say if America wakes up the damge will have been done and their will be no way back.

  6. On July 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm,
    hal says:

    there is no done deal with election. As we approach the election I suspect headline date to improve (jobs, ISM Philly Fed, GDP-you name it–it will not necessarily be real and subject to change after the election. Bu tit may be enough to get Mr Obama re-elected.
    On the other hand, if things do not get better or show promise, Mr Obama might be hard pressed to be re-elected,.
    I am not just concerned about Obamacare, I think if he wins and if Dems get more control in Congress its turn out the lights time for US as we knew it.

    Pres Obama’s main audience is the underacheivers in society. When in Chicago that was his audience and they listened to his drivel and cheered him on without question. Now he gets upset anytime anybody challenges him, so he avoids that potential conflict, unless its a political photo op. He is not a leader or people person-even with his huge smile and down home speaking style he uses with the “underachievers”.

    In short, he is an empty suit. In a huge job. With an agenda.

    Rog: I bet you can imagine how divisive your comments would be to an Obama supporter. I know as my daughter is a strong liberal and follower of Obama. I have college buds who have not done so well in their careers so they are blindly for big government and safety nets. No sweat off their backs. They want and expect the rich to pay for them as if its a right. The divide is as wide as ever because Mr Obama is superb at dividing a nation.

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening Hal,

      You and everyone who has not read it already needs to read The Audacity of Hope.


      Big Al

      • On July 10, 2012 at 3:50 am,
        Dai Uy says:


        Please read “The Hill” today…Damn., wish I knew how to cut and paste links……..Romney by by a landslide…Hopefully, he will incorporate some of the good Doc’s sound plans into the mix; they apparently get along well…………everyone likes a fighter; no one like a spoiler(Tip O’Neill). We are all going to know about Dr. Paul after this coming week-end after the Nebraska primary………… please don’t buy your FL trip just yet……….

  7. On July 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm,
    Bud says:

    Once again, TR, you are right on. I agree with it all, but for me, I knew the game was over when Barry abrogated the sanctity of the contract by “bailing out” the car companies. That respect for a legal contract to facilitate the conduct of public and private business goes back to the early days of the republic, and indeed, well back into English common law. When Barry, at the stroke of a pen, decreed that GM bondholders’ contracts were worthless and they would receive pennies on the dollar for their faith in American business, that meant that he intended to respect NO contracts whatsoever – not public, private, business, social, religious, ethical, or moral. I am reminded daily of what Hilaire Belloc wrote many years ago:
    “We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him. In the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us: we laugh. But as we laugh, we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond. And on these faces, there is no smile.”

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Evening Bud,

      That action by Barry was not pure capitalism in any sense of the word.

      Big Al

      • On July 10, 2012 at 4:30 am,
        James Flannigan says:

        Fidel Castro said Obama was left of him.Obama scolds the American public almost every day on TV much the same as Chavez does.Conway Twitty was once asked why he never did many interviews ? his reply if you get over exposed the public gets tired and you die.Obama will not win the election.He is in way over his head and he over exposes him self and the more he does the more people see he knows nothing.


    • On July 10, 2012 at 4:39 am,
      James Flannigan says:

      Bud, Barry wanted to the banks to take a 30% write down on mortgages that were 3 months behind payments.So if I were current on my mortgae but my neighbour was behind and got the bank to forgive 30% of his debt rather than evict me.Why would I not stop paying my mortgage with no credit down grade to reduce my debt?Obarry,Huesien or what ever is his name sent that bill to congress.Lucky the 535 knew it would not only bankrupt every bank in the country but it would have made the great drpression look like the roaring 20s


  8. On July 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm,
    hal says:

    Our President, and his administration, would be termed as loose cannons. The strategy is flavor of the day.

    Al, I grew up in Chicago in the 50’s. My best friend’s Father and Uncle were heavyweights in the first Mayor Daley’s “Chicago Machine”. Heavyweights. I enjoyed many perks because of the relationship.

    I did not understand it then but years later I understood it quite well. These were powerful people who would steamroll you if they had to. On the other hand in private life they were exceptional in many ways including teaching me PMA-positive Mental attitude (which was also a theme of a guy named W . Clement Stone also from Chicago).

    You can do anything you set your mind to–was a theme–but the driving force was that you were in control of your life unless you gave that up.

    The opportunities were there but its like praying to the lord about winning the lotto where the lord says to you”meet me half way and buy a lotto ticket”

    Anyway the direction this nation is taking under President Obama is not finding or making an opportunity and making it happen, but in essence taking from successful people to give to the unsuccessful. The hope for the broad underclass public is the President will do the dirty work by legislation.

    I am 68 and still work 65-70 hours per week. I pay my fair share of taxes-more than my fair share. I do not need liberals, especially public employees who retire at age 55 and have a great pension and health care plan after working 40 hour weeks with all summer off and holidays and weekends off telling me the rich should pay more taxes cause we can afford it.

    That’s the “hope” I see this President peddling and its going to wreck the drive to be great in this country. Rather , we will have a drive to be mediocre. Its good enough and I have no risk by being a slacker, will be the new overriding theme.

    Our President is not leading and has little ability to persuade or wheel and deal behind closed doors. He would rather use executive powers to legislate than work within the system. He thinks he is the smartest guy in the room, something that got Enron into deep trouble,

    Take the health care legislation as an example. Its 2700 pages of gibberish. And nobody is certain it really will do the job cost effectively (we bet not). The legislation was rammed down the throats of this country-not the teamwork as promised by the President. The legislation was a bag of lies as to costs which have already doubled and certain to be more.

    I could go on, but the book was an entertaining read, but not IMO realistic.
    kind of a do as i say, not as I do, roadmap.

    perhaps more later as time permits.

    Now–what did you see in “Audacity of Hope” that I should be seeing? I obviously am missing the point and while I may dismiss or disagree with your point of view I want to at least understand what I am missing.

  9. On July 10, 2012 at 2:20 am,
    Dennis Brophy says:

    I wrote this on another blog the DailyPaul comment section, under Ron Paul stresses RNC ralley importance. He has a plan to win the nomination or at least have a part in the next administration, ( eg. like what happened to Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State under Obama) let`s be real, I`m not a turncoat, Romney`s going to need Ron Paul to get elected, that`s a fact. As I see it Romney and Obama are quite the same as they are a couple of Fascists bent on being the next world dictator in their twisted mind set, as of today. But Romney hasn`t got what it takes to beat Obama because of the luggage he`s got, ie. he`s an ***hole, and everybody knows it. I`ve talked to people where I live and its deep in Democrats, yet when I say I`m for Ron Paul, they are all for Ron Paul, they want a change of direction. They don`t see it with Romney or Obama, but they see no difference between the two either, yet they will vote for Obama if its a choice between the two. Romney`s going to need Ron Paul and his supporters to get elected and its going to have to be a team action to get there. Remember what happened in 1992 between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and the third party candidate old H. Ross Perot, the GOP got split and Clinton got elected. The same thing could happen again unless there is a consentaneous between Romney and Ron Paul as to what needs to happen in the next administration in 2013 or World War III could happen between the US and Iran with Russia, China with Obama in the White House in 2013.

  10. On July 10, 2012 at 11:14 am,
    Martin says:

    You are right and wrong about Obama. He is rudderless given America’s heritage. On the other hand he is a Marxist with no scruples and wants to transform this country to a Communist state while emulating Europe along the way. This man in my opinion from a foreign policy standpoint supports radical Islam wherever he can find it. He continually undermines our country for radical one worldism on the international stage. He is a grand supporter of the horary New World Order where man takes the place of God. I could say much more as can you.

    Morally he is America’s Hitler. Summing it up, Obama is a man who with many of those around him embrace and serve evil. Lying, cheating, half truths, bribery are their tools. For them the ends justify means to their goal, the moral and physical disarming of the American people resulting in their subjugation.

    When will the people of America wake up and realize that they like those who voted for Hitler are sowing the seeds of the their own destruction in supporting corrupt politicians or does the American voter truly reflect what our culture has devolved to reflecting the evils Obama adheres to. God save us!

    As the markets go, I still like energy (oil) and metals (mining) for the next year. I am not a trader but and investor. I also have a scattering of Railroads, several big pharmas, a couple banks (not JP Morgan Chase and their ilk), Electronics, foreign telecom, a couple of utilities and a mix of industrials hopefully for the day after.

    I like stocks with a good dividend history (3-6% yield), 30%-60% dividend to earnings ratio, PE’s 8-12 times earnings every and strong balance sheets. I also hedged with a position in Good Harbor.

  11. On July 10, 2012 at 11:45 am,
    cfs2000 says:

    I agree with Martin; the ship of state is not rudderless, but rather is deliberately being driven into marxist socialism by a scheming devious dictator, with pro-muslim leanings; totally prepared to ignore any constitutional limitations on his power.

    • On July 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm,
      Martin says:


  12. On July 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm,
    cfs2000 says:

    And what about the legality of murdering by drone?

  13. On July 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm,
    cfs2000 says:

    Geneva convention violation for sure

  14. On July 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm,
    roger wiegand says:

    I meant Rudderless with the exception of the socialistic-commie-left wing liberal agenda. USA foreign relations are a pathetic joke with most of the world laughing at us as we destroy our nation allegedly led by a REAL LEADER. The combination of a majority now exchanging votes for handouts is tough to beat. Nations on this path normally move toward civil war or something like it on the edges. -Traderrog

  15. On July 11, 2012 at 11:08 am,
    cfs2000 says:

    Read Audacitybof Hope, but don’t necessarily believe every word.

    Do Read the biography of Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor and you WILL UNDERSTAND Obama.

    Remember that Obama’s mother vwas an america-hater. Remember that she was extreme left-wing socialist and the she took Obama away from his step-father when obama was beginning to accept his step-father’s capitalism, so that she could further indoctrinate Obama in her beliefs of communism. (This was how Davis became his mentor.) The more I understand Obama’s background, the more I truly understand the evil in his heart towards America. He is aiming for a USSA; a United Socialist States of

    • On July 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI cfs,

      That was the impression that I also walked away from the book with.

      Big Al

    • On July 12, 2012 at 5:39 am,
      James Flannigan says:

      Obamas wife stated somthing like this ” I had no faith in America until Barrack was elected’.Obama is anti American anti business rejects capitlists calles job creators on wall steet crooks and I would not doubt hates Coke and big macs.He has gone around the world and tried to befriend Americas enimies while scolding US allies.If Obama is re-elected I fear for the US and its status of leader of the free world.

  16. On August 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm,
    Marco says:

    Bill wrote: Bookslinger, I done2€™t think the Obama campaign is the first thing the prsahe e2€œregime changee2€9d brings to mind. In terms of US politics during this campaign season, Obama and his campaigners are sure trying hard to make sure that those two things are synonymous. His main theme in the primary seems to be I’m not the Clintons, I’m an outsider’. And it appears that his theme in the general will be I’m not the Bushes, I’m an outsider’. Gee, just like Jimmy Carter’s theme, I’m a Washington-outsider. Oh, and by the way, any slurs I either specified or implied towards Obama were my own analysis/conclusions based on listening to him and his ads, and comparing them to the politics I’ve observed over the last 32 years; and did not come from listening to any other common-tators.He’s slicker than Slick Willie, but not as bright.He’s about as clueless on economics and international politics as Carter, and also not as bright as Carter, either.But I’ll probably vote for him, because I prefer stupid over evil.Also, note that any slurs specified or implied toward Obama are no where near as mean spirited as what the left wing has heaved at Bush.I would rather have a liberal president who campaigned as a liberal, than a liberal president who kept calling himself a conservative.It may be a moot point. It could come down to the super-delegates to determine who gets the dem nomination. there is the possibility that even though if Obama wins the majority of the pledged delegates, that Hillary will put the super-delegates into play in order to claim the nomination. I don’t know how that’s going to work out.But I do expect real fireworks in the dem convention. Wowza, it’s going to be history-making! Make sure you videotape (or record on DVD) as many hours of the dem convention as you can. Fireworks, I tell ya.

    • On August 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Marco,

      I would be absolutely amazed if Hillary played any kind of role in taking the nomination away from Obama.

      Secondly, if you believe in his agenda than by all means vote for him.

      I personally do not share his views.


      Big Al