People keep saying that a bad economy favors Hillary Clinton because people associate her with the surplus years we enjoyed during her husband’s administration. First of all, this may not be true, as we saw from yesterday’s exit polls in Louisiana:
Among the 15 percent of voters who had been affected by [Hurricane Katrina] and said they had yet to recover, Obama had a 58 to 39 percent edge over Clinton. The 28 percent of voters who had been affected, but had since recovered, supported Obama by a slightly smaller margin, 54 to 43 percent. And the 55 percent who had not been affected at all by Hurricane Katrina supported Obama by the narrowest margin, 51 to 48 percent.
But if it’s true in other parts of the country– say Ohio and Texas– that a bad economy favors Clinton, there’s a fairly elementary link for Obama to draw that will cut into that advantage significantly. As a part-time political consultant, I’ve created this PowerPoint presentation to help explain:
As you can see, Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War. That vote led us to the Iraq War. And the Iraq War is responsible in large part for our bad economy. In conclusion: Hillary’s vote —-> Iraq War —-> Bad economy. If anyone from the Obama campaign would like to contact me for further explanation, I’ll be happy to provide my services. I charge by the hour.