Running on empty
“I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running on. Running on-running on empty. Running on-running blind. Running on-running into the sun. But I’m running behind.”
Those lyrics from Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty” say a lot about the state of the U.S. economy today — and Barack Obama’s political fate as well. Economically, this nation is running on empty. Politically, the president isn’t far behind.