I've heard so many times over the years people say "I like the Democrats on social polities, but the Republicans on fiscal policies". I heard it so often I just accepted it. But reading I've done, primarily Paul Krugman, shows data that scuttles that accepted wisdom... the economy generally has done better under Democratic candidates. From the article: "For those who feared Obama couldn't throw a punch, he showed both a good jab and a decent left hook in pounding McCain on the economy. That's why the Republican posse is likely to scorn sparring about policy and turn this election into an alley fight, taking out the knives around patriotism, pastors and race."
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