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October 18, 2010


Wikipedia notes that James Carville placed a sign at the 1992 Clinton campaign headquarters:

1. Change vs. more of the same
2. The economy, stupid
3. Don't forget health care.
That's pretty much the Republican playbook this year--exploiting the public's desire for change, emphasizing the bad economy, and reminding voters how much they dislike the Democratic health care legislation.

As a perceptive commenter (disclosure: I was that commenter) previously noted, to the extent that systemic elements don't explain the results of the upcoming election, the difference should be attributed to strategy and policy. And since Brendan has been convincing that failure to communicate is a red herring, that means any excess of Republican wins over the predictions of systemic models based on the economy, peace and incumbency must be because voters rejected the policies of the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress.

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