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Monday, March 01, 2010

It's the Economy Stupid

Joel Kotkin notes that Obama's training in academia and the activist community has left him woefully unprepared to assume the office of President. The problem is that there is a radical disconnect between the values he and his associates held and those of the vast majority of middle-class Americans. As this disconnect becomes more and more apparent voters are rejecting Obama and the Democrats, but [and this is important] rejection of the Democrats' agenda does not necessarily translate into Republican gains. He writes:
Ultimately, the party that wins in 2010 and beyond will be the one that addresses the real issues of this age—the battle for private sector jobs and upward mobility—that matter to the vast majority of Americans. It is on those issues, not global warming, ethnic purity or gay marriage that the political future will now turn.

Read the whole thing here.

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