On the basic question of the economy, here are the candidates' responses:
We can pay down our debt in a balanced and responsible way, but we cannot balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable.
Transcipt Of President Obama's Response (PDF)
and from the other guy:
A strong economy will reduce our budget deficits, and it will reduce poverty as well. But at this point, budget cuts are also going to be necessary and I intend to make them.
Transcipt Of Governor Romney's Response (PDF)
Translation: The voodoo (economics) will continue until the patient improves.
If I were a believer, I’d say praying was in order. Since I’m not, I’ll say it won’t do any less good than what these guys have in mind.
Of course, they spent a bit of time telling us how their faiths helped them reach this conclusion, etc. It's astonishing how homogeneous our presidential candidates are these days.