The late David Lawrence, who practically invented the Washington political column, developed a widely accepted rule of thumb covering every U.S. president from Woodrow Wilson to Richard M. Nixon:
WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pocketbook issues now hinge on who's holding the pocketbook
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