One of the most important articles you can read, because it puts the lie to Obama’s claims. Most people hear the conflicting stories put out by the campaigns and dont’ know which way to turn or how to go about reconciling the competing claims. This story provides the truth, and there are statistics that can back it up.
Obama’s claim that Romney wants to go back to the “failed policies that got us into the mess in the first place” is an absolute lie. BUT IT MUST BE EFFECTIVELY COUNTERED with massive spending that makes people understand that it is in fact a lie.
Romney’s ads have to ask the question in their ads - what policies exactly is Obama talking about? If he’s talking about x policy then here is why that isn’t true.
Then Romney has to hit on the real reason the economy tanked - the housing bubble that was caused by (primarily) democrats relaxing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac underwriting standards.
There are some people who don’t know the truth but who want the truth. Tell them and support your story with facts. It’s going to take a massive outlay of cash and the effort has to be sustained until the election. Do that and don’t be too cute by half. Just tell the truth.
Speaking of deregulation...The only reg I can think of that was done away with that could have played a part in the economic collapse was Glass-Steagall, and that repeal was signed by William Jefferson Clinton.