During former President Bill Clinton’s campaign, when he ran against then-President George H.W. Bush, James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” which referred to Clinton being a better choice because Bush wasn't focused on the economy.
Last night, Willard M. Romney said this:
Carville shot back in a DCCC fundraising letter called “Mitt stole my line”:
“In Romney’s speech bashing President Obama last night, he said it’s still about the economy and we’re not stupid,” the letter read in part. “Yeah, it still is about the economy stupid. It’s about how hucksters like Mitt crashed it, the middle class paid the price, and the 1 percent got more tax cuts.”