We're discussing the Super Tuesday results over coffee and looking out the café windows at the gray morning light, when in walks Stuart, who owns a small auto parts shop. January receipts were 20 percent worse than January receipts a year ago, Stuart says, but the first week of February has been dynamite. He figures that in January people just didn't have enough money to fix their cars. As soon as they got their first February paychecks, they rushed out and bought parts. This suggests a lot of people are living close to the edge. Stuart figures we may indeed be on the brink of a recession. He wonders if his business can survive. He'll be going to the Democratic caucuses this Saturday. He used to vote Republican. Never again.