"It's The Economy, Stupid"

It's hard to believe a phrase from 18 years ago is so relevant today.

 

It's hard to believe a phrase from 18 years ago is so relevant today.

A new poll out shows jobs and the economy are the number one worry for most Americans.

It was during the 1992 presidential race that candidate Bill Clinton used the phrase, "It's The Economy, Stupid," in his campaign against then President George Bush.

At the time, President Bush was considered unbeatable because of the victory in the Persian Gulf War and the end of the Cold War. But voters were antsy over the economy, which was in a recession.

Candidate Clinton campaign strategist James Carville coined the phrase, "It's The Economy, Stupid," and the rest is history.

Today, many voters might consider that phrase to be their battle cry.

With so many concerns...terrorism, the deficit, healthcare, the future of social security, education, foreign relations...it all still boils down to the economy for voters. Just ask President Obama!

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  • by rick Location: greenville on Jan 31, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    No it should read, It's the "CHANGE" stupid!
  • by brea Location: nc on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:52 AM
    i vote for chicod school because we need the money for some things. PLASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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