John McCain and Barack Obama can't seem to get through a speech or debate without referring to it.
When the Census Bureau last checked, the U.S. had 7,644 different Main Streets. Most are quite different geographically and demographically - so much so that they've become metaphors for just about anything that is not named Wall Street.
Where will the Main Street fascination lead? Here's my idea of how one major newspaper might report it:
© Peter Funt. This column first appeared in The Boston Globe.