One of the great things about Steve Jobs is that he gave the world the iPod, iPad and Apple TV so when the political reporting herd becomes completely ridiculous I can create my own albums of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand to complement my selection of Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams and Bob Dylan. Instead of spending unhealthy time listening to what passes for political commentary, one can enjoy the finer things in life. (If anyone is interested in these things, please advise, I would love to do an iPod and Apple TV piece.) In the meantime, it is a 50-50 election, and the media herd jib-jab that is now piling on Obama is far out of control.

1. Obviously Obama has some big problems and should do some things much differently. If I were going to write a column about this, which I may well, it would be titled "A president without friends.”

2. Equally, Romney has some big problems. With the economy as dubious as it is, and with the bad Obama month as bad as it has been (and it has been), Mitt Romney should be up significantly in the polls. But he is not. And that should worry Romney and his staff. Which I am certain it does. And that should be far more reported by the media herd. Which it is not.

3. John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House MORE should be as worried about the economy as Obama. If the voters throw the bums out, they will throw them all out.

In the meantime, thank goodness for Steve Jobs, and for those who enjoy the finer things and the finer tunes, check out Edith Piaf.