Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's the economy, stupid

Mitt Romney may have his shortcomings but money isn't one of them.

That's why the itinerant politician drummed on the economy during his Michigan campaign -- a smart move in a state with a 7.5% unemployment rate and an ailing auto industry.

As a result Romney topped the primary field with 40% of the GOP vote vs. 30% for John McCain.

It's said that he who fails to heed the lessons of history is condemned to repeat them.

President George H. Bush's post-Desert Storm downfall was his blatant insensitivity to the economy. Maybe John McCain is focusing so much on other issues that he didn't see this one coming. If he wants to stay in the race, this should be a huge wakeup call.

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