It can still be the economy, stupid
Andrew Sullivan discusses Dick Cheney's scare tactics and why domestic issues still matter in a post-9/11 world:
Moreover, there is a connection between domestic issues and the war. Long-term deficits will cripple our ability to wage war across the globe as we may have to; and a deeply divided country - polarized by both sides for political gain - is not conducive to winning wars. And that leaves aside the many legitimate complaints pro-war advocates have made not about the decision to go to war itself - but the unplanned, hapless and increasingly desperate way in which it has been waged.