The Dow closed yesterday above 13,000 for the first time since May 19, 2008…
Is this the signal that the economy is finally on the way back? Maybe.
In any case, president in Barack Obama now seems unbeatable to win a second term. The Republicans reality TV shows have been fun with all the goofy debates and crazy candidates. Mitt Romney inched a couple steps closer yesterday to becoming the nominee by defeating Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in Michigan and Arizona.
And in a way, the Republicans have made politics on TV fun.
But by keeping it close with all of the controversies they’ve damaged their brand and Romney’s ability and credibility to take on Obama. So it appears now at least that the prez is a lock to win in November.
Yes, oil is up near $109 a barrel and gold is closing back in on $1,800 an once, but even housing is starting to improve a bit. So slowly the wheels are turning to the plus side. Very slowly.
Meanwhile back in KC, we had an LA type winter and it’s basically over. Almost no snow.
Did that help the local economy?
As someone in the entertainment business I can answer, just slightly. Weekdays and weeknights were still quiet but weekends were up somewhat around town. Especially in Westport, Legends and out South.
So hey, there’s a reason to smile and have some hope.
More jobs are coming they say, and maybe things really are getting better finally.
At least they’re not getting worse, right?