President Biden delivered a speech from Union Station in DC – a once-thriving marketplace that is now empty – that smacked of desperation. He avoided mentioning the economy – which polls show concerns Americans the most – and instead focused on the “dangers to democracy” if his party does not win the midterm elections in a few days. He again trotted out the January 6th “insurrection” as his proof. Will it fly? Also today, realizing the economic price they are paying for Russia sanctions, a new poll shows UK citizens souring rapidly.