Oil Prices Drop and Obama Ratings Go Up- Coincidence?

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Hello world,

There has been many interesting things happening in the world since Sunday night. Good or bad will of course depend on your point of view and other concerns. One of the good news for America is that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Of course, there are many “doubting Thomas” who will not believe unless they see not just a body, but the body. They want to make sure Osama is as dead as a doornail. There are others of us who just go along on blind faith and trust and don’t need to see the body, we believe for our own peace of mind.

Then within a few hours of learning of the death of Osama Bin Laden, we also learned that the price of crude oil had taken a tumble. For those who are affected by the increase (which I suspect is everybody alive), we don’t care if it had to do with going green or Osama being dead, for the majority of people who go to the grocery store and see the price of milk, bread and rice (staples) inching up daily while we wait for a 2% cost of living adjustment, we just want to see the price go down. How is it that prices increase overnight and yet, when they are to be lowered it takes months? It is costing low families $50 every two days to fill up their tanks, so who would not be happy to know that there is relief on the way. That’s good news depending on your point of view.

The other bit of good news depending again on your point of view, is that the President Obama’s rating has gone up. It is now at about 56%, up 9% since the announcement of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. There must be those who believe that everything came together at the right time for the President’s re-election bid. Who would not re-elect President Obama. So, was this coincidence? Feel free to leave your comments. While you are at it, please remember that Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day. Show Mother some honor, and some love. Selah.