If you look back on recent presidential campaigns you can see that there was always a bigger question than just “the economy” or“four more years” or “time for a change.”
In 2008, it was the magic of electing America's First Black President. In 2004 it was Reporting for Duty after the outrage of 9/11. In 2012 it was simply that Americans weren't quite ready to give up on President Obama. But now, the bigger question is “how do we get our mojo back?” It's pretty obvious why. Obamacare. Sluggish growth. Weaponizing the government against Republicans. Foreign policy folly. Ginned-up race conflict. In Bill Clinton's immortal words: everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up.
For conservatives, the answers to America's problems are obvious: cut spending, repeal ObamaCare, stop green energy, reform entitlements, stop the student debt madness, end attempts to game the housing market, simplify the tax system with lower marginal rates, restore welfare reform. Then watch the economy zoom. But a presidential candidate can't say that all out loud, because humans are not just social animals; we are also freeloaders. We love a bargain; we love to shop with coupons at Kohl's, and we love our free money from the government. Everything that Republicans want to do will cut somebody's free stuff…..To Read More……
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