The Campaigns And The Economy

Aug 22, 2012

Everyone remembers the now famous phrase "it's the economy, stupid" that came out of Bill Clinton's first campaign for President. That phrase could be in full effect during the current Presidential campaign as well but the two candidates certainly see the issue from two different perspectives. Add to that the recent addition of congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate. Ryan is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has what some call "radical" views to reform the federal budget and revive the economy. In this installment of our DNC series, we'll look at what will likely be the most contentious economic issues during both party conventions and the campaign.

Dr. Michael Bitzer
- Assoociate Professor and Chair of the Dept. of History and Political Science at Catawba College
Scott Huffmon - Professor of Political Science and Director of the Social & Behavioral Research Lab at Winthrop University
David Swindell - Associate Professor of Political Science at UNC Charlotte