The Economy: Good News for Dems, Right?

Economic woes usually favor the challenging party in a Presidential election. But this may be one more pattern the 2008 campaign upends
From left: Senator Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Senator John McCain.

With fears of recession on the rise and voters in state after state now citing the economy as the most important issue in the election, it's hardly an auspicious time to strike out as the Republican Party's new Presidential nominee.

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