Conventions once had drama and tension. Now they’re mere television extravaganzas, the outcome predetermined. But then again, once it was considered unseemly for someone to personally campaign for the presidency. Anyway, my question is whether Mitt Romney convinced you he would be more effective on economic issues than the incumbent?
Now, Democrats won’t vote for him for a variety of issues. Conservatives may line up in the usual disciplined fashion, but many doubt whether Governor Etch A Sketch is really one of them. Social issues will attract Romney votes no matter his economic promises or possibilities. I want to focus on the economy alone. Here, his challenge is to 1) Convince the electorate that a reboot of George W. Bush’s policies will work this time, despite abundant evidence that they failed disastrously in the ’00s, and 2) Move beyond his embodiment of the finance capitalism that is so unpopular.
Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:
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Today’s Econ Haiku:
Jackson Hole splendor
Bernanke says he’s ready
We’re down in the hole