Politicians looking for work and calling themselves “Democrats” are being advised to avoid using the word “recovery.” As the AP reports:
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates … Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked.
So you talk about how well the Affordable Care Act has worked. And about the War on Women. Whatever …Didn’t Mr. Carville once famously say something to somebody named “Stupid” about the economy?