September 29, 2008

RIGHT AS TO EFFECT, WRONG AS TO CAUSE:

Obama has advantage on economy (MARK J. PENN, 9/29/08, Politico)

The financial crisis has redefined the presidential race, bringing into stark relief the candidate who can deal with the complexities of the global markets and return the country to prosperity over the next four years.

The race is no longer about change, experience, Iraq, tax cuts or universal health care. The job posting has been fundamentally altered.

Just as the Russia-Georgia conflict tilted the race toward Republican nominee John McCain a few weeks ago, this economic crisis shifts everything once again — this time to Democratic standard-bearer Barack Obama. Voters will now increasingly cast ballots on the economy, as opposed to national security or social values.


While the Democrats benefit from an economic downturn it isn't because anyone thinks they can run the economy better but because they're the security party and people who are scared want their mommies. If the economy truly is screwed then give us the Welfare Party, not the Marketeers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 29, 2008 7:54 PM
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