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Wednesday, Sep 8, 2004, 5:51 am

It’s the economy stupid!

By Aaron Sarver
I hope Clinton managed to tell Kerry this in their much publicized, recent phone conversation.

Kerry continues to focus on Iraq and Vietnam. This is a mistake to everyone apparently except Kerry and staff.

Headlines from the Chicago Tribune today:

Fierce fighting rages in Iraq

and

Federal deficit soaring to $422 billion


Let the continued bad news from Iraq work against Bush by itself. What Kerry should focus on is Bush's true weak spot among conservatives, his reckless fiscal policy. Remember mid-ninties when Republicans were camoring for a balanced- budget amendment? Fiscal conservatives are nervous about the deficit. Combine this with the Bush's administration policies of shipping jobs overseas and you've got a Kerry victory in one of those Southern blue states, either Virginia or North Carolina.

Aaron Sarver is an independent audio producer and writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in In These Times, The Chicago Reader, Alternet.org, and on Free Speech Radio News. For nearly three years he produced and co-hosted the radio program, Fire on the Prairie, which featured interviews with progressive writers and activists, and is archived at fireontheprairie.com.

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