Tinted glasses

  • It is common knowledge that … (a strong economy helps an incumbent在职者)
  • Excluding the first six months of every president’s term (a honeymoon period when ratings tend to be high)
  • Be stuck in the polls 陷入同样的泥潭
  • A rapid switch in attitudes

Partisanship now colors Americans’ reading of the economy, as it colors their views on many other things. It’s not any longer the economy, stupid. It’s the partisanship.