So what can we learn from the in-running markets about the debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan? It is in fact possible to visualize the shape a contest is taking by simply following the flows of money tracing their way through the relevant markets.
A new CBS News poll out confirms every other poll we've seen on the topic -- the American people are solidly against tax cuts for the rich. Now, as a politician, why would you be on the other side of this issue?
With Tea Party groups around the country actively sizing up candidates and picking sides, come November, we may finally discover whether the movement is the new voice of America, or just the squeaky wheel getting the grease.