Maybe the heads of BigLaw are driving their own cars. Therefore, they would be noticing that gas prices are plunging. A few weeks ago, at a gas station off a highway (I-91, New Haven, Connecticut), the cash price for a gallon of regular had been $4.11. Now it's $3.91.
Lawyers are trained in inductive reasoning. Therefore they may have inducted that falling prices of gasoline would make the election Barack Obama's to lose. No surprise, THE AMERICAN LAWYER annual survey found that 78.3% of them predicted that Obama would win the election.