As we head to the mid-terms, what about the economy?

There isn't a lot of economic news out today, so let me focus today's piece a bit on the economic and social messaging ahead of the US midterm elections.
What about the economy?
I was in the car just now, listening to the radio, when a political ad came on. It was a negative ad about Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger, whose name I actually didn't recognize. But the ad told me she was a socialist who would vote for sanctuary cities, tax hikes and veto power for Nancy Pelosi. After almost 30 seconds of anti-Spanberger gloom, only at the end did I hear the name Dave Brat for whom the ad was an endorsement. That's a name I recognized as he won a hotly contested congressional race in 2016.

None of this ad resonated with me. In fact, I found it so ov...


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