CHICAGO – It’s the defense, stupid.
That’s a famous paraphrase from the 1992 U.S. presidential election. George H.W. Bush had been so popular after the Gulf War in 1991 that few Democrats even wanted to run for president. So a little known southern U.S. governor named Bill Clinton took a shot, and famously his campaign manager said to forget the fireworks of war and peace. It’s the economy.