Looks like Obama reassured the equity markets, and IWM (Small caps) exploded upwards to 2.85%
So small Business seems comfortable with Obama and the street spoke today.
The bulk of the rally occured earlier after the NBER announced that the recession was over in June '09 (guess all the unemployment and housing slump since then has been imaginary). That last excessive run-up in small-caps is typical of big up days...and vice versa on big down days. The S&P only added 4-5 points the final hours. I've seen that happen many times without a President, Fed chairman, etc. speaking.