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Scenes From The Spin Room

Habiba Ashton
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 16, 2008

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — I don’t have much to add to Mike and Ari’s analyses…they pretty much nailed it. Neither candidate was particularly inspiring, but the lack of a decisive win for Sen. John McCain, once again, constitutes a loss.

The most exciting moment for me was watching Triumph the Insult Comic Dog scare the bajeezus out of a Newsweek reporter in the media filing center.

The real star of the evening: Joe the Plumber. McCain found an exploitable middle-class archetype with which to hammer Sen. Barack Obama, and he ran with it.

And ironically, it was McCain who made the first reference — aside from Bob Schieffer’s passing mention in his introduction — to the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging more than 700 points Wednesday, during the closing remarks.

But enough of that. I have pictures from the Spin Room!

Habiba Ashton | BCS Growth Fund (Israel) L.P., a private investment fund specializing in investments in technologically focused businesses with high growth potential, employs Habiba as an analyst. Mrs. Ashton served as an analyst and information manager at the Israel International Fund, the first Israeli venture capital fund designed specifically for Japanese corporate investors, prior to joining BCS. Habiba graduated with honors from Israel's College of Management with a B.A. in Business Administration.

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