should not be allowed to be, at the same time, a U.S. Senator or state governor, or to hold a similar government position. It is impossible to serve one's constituency properly while simultaneously seeking the highest office in the land. State and federal provisions should be made so that a Presidential candidate can temporarily step aside, with a replacement serving until the candidate's quest is resolved.
"Shares of Citigroup rose $1.05, to $47.72 yesterday, after the company released a statement that forecast a 60 percent decline in its third-quarter earnings. UBS, which announced 1,500 job cuts yesterday after it was forced to write down $3.42 billion in value from subprime-backed securities, gained $1.69, to $54.94. Shares of Bear Stearns, which had two hedge funds collapse in July, climbed $2.69, to $125.50. Lennar, the nation's largest home builder, rose 62 cents, to $23.27 despite suffering its largest quarterly loss ever. Shares of another builder, KB Home, increased 91 cents, to $25.97, after a $35.6 million third-quarter loss."