The climax of the 2012 US Presidential election approaches for contenders, President Obama and governor Romney of Massachusettes.
Both men, whoever wins are, in truth, likely to be hamstrung by the parlous state of the national economy. The government is already committed to the Federal Reserve Bank policy of stimulus (money printing/credit creation) and low interest rates for at least two years, well beyond the November 6th election day.
In general terms, neither candidate appears to be particularly popular or trustworthy and this thought delivered another fallen American icon to mind. Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has also recently been shown to have been over fond of stimulants. I hope you enjoy the connection.