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Rothenberg: Democrats' Economic Narrative Still Trumps GOP's

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Until Republicans figure out a way to re-fashion the political debate and present their vision in a more compelling way — which means telling stories that evoke strong emotions in average people — the White House and Democrats in Congress will continue to have the advantage.

“We raised taxes last time, and we aren’t going to do it again” is not a compelling message against the dire messages and images we hear and see from Democrats and from the media.

Stuart Rothenberg (@stupolitics) is editor of the Rothenberg Political Report (

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