ABC News does this weekly poll (page 8) where they ask people the most important issues that they consider when looking at candidates. Fortunately for Democrats the issue of integrity has always ranked low. This means that the American people will gladly elect a politician who lies, makes up stuff, is a racist, corrupt, etc. Al Gore was right (and the only time that I can find) when he said "It's the economy stupid". He was just about 4 years late. The issue of the war has taken an 18 point dip in the last 8 months but the economy has surged 30 points. And no wonder. So the question is do we want an administration that will reduce our taxes to stimulate the economy or do we want a party whose slogan is "You make it, we take it"? It bothers me that our country is so numb to the issue of taxes that it bothers less than 1% of the populace. This was the issue that caused us to make that big break from King George. Abortion also is a 1% blip on the screen. A country that would willingly kill hundreds of its own citizens for the sake of convenience cannot be assumed to survive very long. Health Care (Hillary's big issue) is now only a concern for 7%.
Of course the all of these issues are important to some degree, it is really a matter of ranking. When we are seeing rising gas prices, unemployment rising, housing stalled, and the steady march towards a depressed economy it is no wonder that the economy is so important. Hopefully we can get someone to turn this around and at the same time reverse this course of total immorality that has become America.