Time Flies

If you want to get a sense of how fast time flies, and just how much things can change in a relatively short time, consider that, a year ago, GOP presidential contender John McCain hadn't yet named a running mate, then-candidate Barack Obama was still encouraging the electorate to sign up for his text about the announcement of his pick for VP, "Joe the Plumber" hadn't yet lined up for his stint in the national spotlight—and the Dow was trading in the 11,500 range.

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