It's the Economy, Stupid!

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 09, 2007 1:48 PM
Unlike previous debates, today's focuses on the economy.  Here are some things to watch out for ...

Look for Mitt Romney to have a good showing.  Based on observation, he's very comfortable talking economic issues.  Besides, he had a great warm-up at the Americans for Prosperity event in DC on Friday night.  Combine Michigan, his home state, and those economic issues and he could be in his zone … you know that place where Happy Gilmore goes ...

This is also a good chance for candidates to pretend they're already running against Hillary Clinton.  As such, expect them to stress the fact that Bill Clinton had nothing to do with the 90s economy. It was perfect business storm --  there was a computer, semiconductor, Internet, cell phone, pharmaceutical cycle -- all at the same time.  Clinton didn't create the environment, he just happened to be sitting in the White House when it occurred ...