what does : "Its the Economy stupid" really mean? anyone else heard this? when, how coined? by who?
- u_bin_calledLv 75 months agoBest answer
It was a phrase coined by James Carville, Bill Clinton's campaign manager in 1992.... as others have said, it was a reminder that a growing number of middle-class Boomer voters couldn't care less about winning the Cold War or Gulf War and cared more about their own wallets...
strange to think that democrats still love to take credit for Clinton, but the only thing they've taken from Carville's advice is the calling other people "stupid" part....
- busterwasmycatLv 75 months ago
Back during Clinton's run for president. A short way to say "hey, we will win if all we do is talk about the economy". Sure, other things are important, but the only really important thing for people at this time is the economy.
Basically, stay on target and you will win. Don't fall for the temptation to get sidetracked even though those other things are important too, they won't get you elected.
- bluebellbkkLv 75 months ago
It's a very well known saying, but wrongly punctuated here. It should be:`
It's the economy, stupid.
- RPLv 75 months ago
That was a slogan attributed to James Carville, an advisor to Bill Clinton, as part of his victorious campaign for his first term as president.
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- jeffrey fLv 75 months ago
It means that the economy is voters' main concern, no matter what else the polls may say.
It was James Carville and the Clinton campaign who invented that saying.
- marsel_duchampLv 75 months ago
It was a reminder to Bill Clinton from his campaign managers to stay focused on the economy during the campaign.
- 5 months ago
its the economy stupd means that the econmy is the econmy and it also call sthe reader an idiot
- Uncle PennybagsLv 75 months ago
It came from the Bill Clinton Presidential campaign as a way to keep them focused on the economy and not get sucked into a bunch of unimportant issues.
I thought it was James Carville that came up with it.
- EdWinterLv 75 months ago
1) I'm the smartest boy in the room. (Read: I may be a rapist, but I'm a SMART RAPIST!!!)
2) Yes, others have heard it, too.
3) 1991 and 1992; coined by a political marketer.
4) Uttered by a poor Southern boy sold to us as the World's Smartest Man. Hadda HOPE thang goin' on, too, he did, he did. So did his idiot wife. <sigh>
- GypsyfishLv 75 months ago
It was coined when Bill Clinton was running- by George Stephanopoulos, I think. It was a sign put up in the Clinton campaign headquarters to remind everyone to stay focused on the economy (Bush led us into recession).