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"Graciously bestow upon all men felicity, the summit of which is the knowledge of the Gods." [Julian, Oration to the Mother of the Gods]

>The Economy, Stupid. (DON’T FORGET HEALTHCARE)

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The sign went up early, within the first couple of days, as soon as somebody could go to the store and get the dry erase board to write it on.


I wanted to say something concise that people would remember. I wrote:


Change vs. more of the same
The economy, stupid
Don’t forget healthcare

I hung it on a post near my desk. It was not any big deal, just a reminder of what we were about. It had two essential elements: It was simple and it was self-effacing. I was trying to say: “Let’s don’t be too clever here, don’t come down here thinking we’re too smart. Let’s just remember the basics.”

[James Carville in All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President]

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