Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Obama's New Campaign Spot on the Economy


Anonymous said...

Specific, well thought out plan given in the tape.

Trustworthy, reassuring body language and tone of voice.

Presidential in delivery. One our allies may interpret as a diplomacy-oriented leader.

A candidate we can believe in. Obama '08

Unknown said...

anonymous 12:34. I concur. Steady, stable leadership, ready to carefully implement the regulations and measures to steady the economy.

It is the same old cycle. Republicans break the US economy with their latest ideology, whether it is "trickle down", "neoconservative", or "free marketeer (no regulation)". Then the Democrats return to office and fix the economy.

"...for the whole period from 1948 to 2007, during which Republicans occupied the White House for 34 years and Democrats for 26, show average annual growth of real gross national product of 1.64 percent per capita under Republican presidents versus 2.78 percent under Democrats. That 1.14-point difference, if maintained for eight years, would yield 9.33 percent more income per person, which is a lot more than almost anyone can expect from a tax cut."

From: Unequal Democracy, The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (2008) by Larry M. Bartels, Professor of political science at Princeton University.