On "Mad Money" he now makes fewer recommendations and is hitting the button marked "House of Pain" a lot more often than the one marked "House of Pleasure," but tearing the horns off a bull does not make it any more relevant to an economy rendered in fragile china.
Mr. Cramer will never be Suze Orman, telling you how to carefully handle the money you have left. He is a blue sky kind of guy, a creature of a fast-fading era. The viewers still shout "Booyah," when they call in, but nobody, including Mr. Cramer, is feeling it.
"We are still going to try and find things, but it's harder to have a good batting average. It is harder to get it right than any time I have seen in my career," he said.