How Important Are Consumer Issues For The 2008 Elections?

Not very, if a brief look at the web pages of Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, and other less-well-known actual and potential candidates is any indication. It looks like 2008 is all about Big Issues like Iraq, stem cell research, the economy, Iraq, national security, and terrists. And Iraq. Which is all well and good, but the country’s housing market is falling apart at the moment. Foreclosures are going through the roof, debt collection abuse is rampant, and predatory lending is ubiquitous.

Will politicians focus on consumer issues at all in the 2008 race? Do you care? If they do, will politicians’ stance on consumer issues influence your vote? SAM GLOVER