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It's Always the Economy, Stupid
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:Moritz55, 9/27/2012 1:36:40 AM

'Stupid," in the famous quotation from 1992's Clinton vs. Bush campaign—"It's the economy, stupid"—is whoever thinks a U.S. presidential election is about something else. All presidential elections are about the economy. Yes, there are other issues, but it's also true that a whale has pilot fish. Still, most politicians would rather talk about anything but the economy, which they see in one of two ways—as a personal piggy bank or a mystery. Neither is discussable in public. This is the sixth presidential election since "stupid" was first identified, and nothing has changed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: country boy, 9/27/2012 1:58:13 AM     (No. 8892603)

Maybe more like "it's about the voters, stupid"

First debate is next Wednesday, 9pm EST. When's American Idol on?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: country boy, 9/27/2012 2:22:48 AM     (No. 8892617)

Just to add, here's some Howard Stern hand-on market research of what the obama base is thinking. This is for real.

http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/24/howard_stern_interviews_obama_supporters_2012.html

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/27/2012 2:27:28 AM     (No. 8892622)

Over at Ulsterman, there's a story that said Obama cheated at the last debate. He/his team managed to get a question planted that would let him deliver a prepared answer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/27/2012 3:08:48 AM     (No. 8892646)

I'd like to agree with Dan but not this time. With Obama there's another element involved which overlooks the economy and that's the cult of personality.Obama is the ultimate permissive parent president and that's a home run for a lot of people who hate personal responsibility.

College tuition has gone up a whopping 25% since Obama took office and that's because student loans are recklessly available to anyone with a pulse.These people have no intention of paying them back,so it's free party money.When these people look at Obama the idea of free college crosses their minds. That's why Obama's campaign events are in front of this crowd.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/27/2012 6:34:28 AM     (No. 8892749)

Sorry Daniel, but so long as the grifters are getting everything they want free courtesy of the working people paying taxes, they could care less about the economy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steph_gray, 9/27/2012 6:46:56 AM     (No. 8892773)

All due respect, but the rest of us do care, #5.

Vote for Must Read. This the core of what will be in the debates.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BcdErick, 9/27/2012 9:08:56 AM     (No. 8893088)

The debates will change nothing. The script has already been written. Obama will be judged to have won easily and Romney to have demonstrated that he is unfit to be president. That will be the media line. Obama flat out won't discuss the terrible economy and his failure over the last 3+ years. Why? Because that's all Bush's fault. He'll only say he needs a second term to make everything fantastic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shamus, 9/27/2012 9:15:13 AM     (No. 8893104)

When half the population isn't contributing to the economy, it's possible that handouts will trump jobs. Spreading poverty is a winner for our president and his party.

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