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Are You The One? Republican Debate and the Economy

Friday, January 11, 2008

Chris Cillizza, columnist for The Fix at Washington Post.com, talks about the importance of Michigan to the Republican candidates.

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Comments [4]

Evelyn Seelig from Jericho, NY

I find your quoting of Andrew Kohut's conclusion that the main reason that Senator Clinton won was because uneduacated people with lower incomes who also were racist, put her over the top ludicrous. I could just as easily pick out from his NY Times op-ed column that women decided to vote for a woman for President just as compelling.Since Mr Kohut and all the other pollsters failed, I take their reasons for failure with a grain of salt.
Evelyn Seelig

Jan. 11 2008 02:27 PM
Paulo from Paterson, New Jersey

I hate it when Republicans start promising to create jobs or keep jobs... they're supposed to be the party of small government, and yet they stand their and say it's the government's responsibility to provide everybody (or as many people as possible) with a job. It's meddling in the economy even if, from their perspective, it's a "positive" meddling.

If they were true to their ideals, they would say: "Why should the government secure a job for you?" But you can't win on that message because the reality is that "the people" aren't libertarians even if they vote Republican. They want what's going to get them theirs and damned the principles.

Jan. 11 2008 10:44 AM
Mary Bon from Westbrook, CT

BLS production staff, or anyone else, google Kennedy's ads when Mittens ran for Senator in MA. His (Mitt's) record as a corporate chainsaw is extremely well documented.

Jan. 11 2008 10:39 AM
alex from NYC

That McCain statement about jobs (roughly "hose jobs aren't coming back, but we'll educate you and bring you into the new economy") sounds almost identical to a Clinton speech in New Hampshire in 1992 - maybe it was even in the book Primary Colors.

Maybe that's how he won NH.

Jan. 11 2008 10:39 AM

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