2012 candidates slip on Econ 101
November 9th, 2011
08:05 AM ET
2 years ago

2012 candidates slip on Econ 101

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Every 2012 contender attended college. They all graduated. They went to schools like the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Texas A&M, Morehouse, Penn State and Emory.

But decades have passed since these Presidential candidates first stepped onto campus as freshmen. Is it time for an Econ 101 refresher course?

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Republicans
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Marc

    Usually Micro Econ is 101 and Macro Econ is 102. :-) Your statement suggests that only John Maynard Keynes and Keynesian Economics are valid econ models, which is an uneducated point of view.

    November 9, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. w l jones

    Once a person reach a certain age when he go back to school sometime he forget to bring paper and pencle. Same running for the office of the president.

    November 9, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  3. sara

    Well the blame and "game" has worked for so many years, why would they bother. The voters that vote for these people are also "lacking" in their thinking. Besides the Econ101, All of them has said, "I will appeal AHA on day one"! Impossible but it is believed by their supporters that happens to believe having a "weak" American workforce will make us Great. Greatness comes in every element of America. Be it Military, Employment, Housing, Affordable Healthcare and Voters rights. Just seems something is going very bad with America.

    November 9, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  4. Freedom Fighter

    If you want freedom, economic growth, and a BALANCED budget, not some silly cuts on cleaning the White House, that ask yourself the question:

    Is there anyone except Ron Paul, who offered ENDING WARS, BALANCING THE BUDGET and KICKING OUT GOVERNMENT from you're personal life?

    But if you want socialism, spending trillions of dollars for foreign wars, that do not improve anything, if you want to watch the "He said that..." to the rest of our lifes...

    Then go for Cain, Romney, Perry, Gingrich or Bachmann.

    Vote for RON PAUL, to save America.

    November 9, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  5. A True Centrist

    Yes, I would take a teacher's opinion over a person with real-life experience like Romney any day.

    Nice article cnn.

    November 9, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Maybe, But only if Obama goes back and gets an entire degree in economics. He is obviously so deficient, in Econ, he can't even tell when he is getting in over his head.

    November 9, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  7. Sniffit

    But but but...trickel down atlas shrugged gered is good reaganomics derp derp derp!!!!

    November 9, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  8. ja

    they really need civics 101

    November 9, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  9. GI Joe

    I think they should get rid of the radicals and devote all their time to Huntsman and Romney. The only two who are not totally off the far-right cliff.

    November 9, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |