In 2022 midterm elections, 'It's the economy, stupid' still applies

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2022
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In 1992, the infamous Democratic strategist and campaign adviser, James Carville, famously coined the phrase "It’s the economy, stupid" as part of a campaign effort to win voters to Bill Clinton. 

It was a contentious presidential year. President George H. W. Bush was seeking re-election but given the prevailing recession and growing economic uncertainty, Carville identified the pain point that would ultimately deliver votes to secure the presidency for the Democrats. 

I was 4 years old in 1992, so I don’t remember much from that year, yet that phrase, and...

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