One of a series of posts at the Brothers Judd on the USA economy notes that the real economy is doing well, despite the gloom and doom from Old Media and the MAL. The particular issue in that post is why there is such a divergence between the rhetorical economy and the real one. My theory is that this is typical for politics in this country and it means that the Democratic Party is going to recapture the White House in 2008. Why? Because that’s about when it will become undeniable even to Old Media that the economy has recovered and strengthened and as usual someone from the party that de facto opposes a robust economy (preferring something along the lines of the French model) will arrive to take credit. That’s just the way it goes.