The Aftermath: It's the Terror, Stupid: September 11 Transformed the Electoral Landscape. Only One Party Seemed to Get That. the New Politics of War
Brooks, David, Newsweek
Byline: David Brooks
Consumer confidence is at its lowest level in nine years. The economy has been in the doldrums his entire term. And yet on midterm Election Day, the president and his party triumphed. One thing is for sure. This election was not one of those 1990s "It's the economy, stupid" elections. The chattering classes missed it in the run-up to the 2002 election, but American politics have been reshaped by September 11. The United States is now engaged in a war against terrorism, and our politics are war politics, which means there is a new set of rules to play by:
Rule 1. Forget the distinction between foreign policy and domestic policy. As the economy …
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