Everything about this year is a tantalizing fiction: Voters haven't suddenly gotten religion, as it were. They're as ideologically motley as they were in 2006 and 2008. They're mad about unemployment
, worried about changes to their healthcare
, and feel like the stimulus was wasted
. None of this means they've become amenable to scorched-earth economic libertarianism.
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2. Err On the Side of the Status Quo