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Campaign 2012 in a Nutshell: Wrong Ideas Vs. No Ideas

Apollo2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:46 PM
Romney's top economic adviser is Greg Mankiw. Look up on the web what Mankiw said about Keynes. Mankiw believes that Keynes isn't just the most important economist of all time. For Mankiw, Keynes is the only economist of note.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed, or at least one of the parties is taking an enormous gamble.

Since the Nixon years, the GOP has enjoyed a marked advantage over the Democrats at the presidential level. Cultural issues -- race, religion, abortion, patriotism -- have worked to the Republicans' advantage. Until Barack Obama's election in 2008, no Democrat has won the presidency without aggressively...