"El conflicto iraqui se situa como principal preocupacion de los estadounidenses en los comicios" (The Iraqi conflict is the main preoccupation of the Americans in the election.)
The Spanish newspaper El Pais headline is a play on words of the James Carville-coined motto of the Clinton presidential campaign in 1992: "It's the economy, stupid." The article by Jose Calvo in Washington discusses major election issues, primarily Iraq and immigration. Calvo quotes a CNN poll saying 64 percent of Americans oppose the Iraq war. The article also quotes a magazine interview with the author of "Tempting Faith," suggesting that a former adviser to George Bush says while the Republicans publicly are supportive of right-wing religious groups, in private they consider them "ridiculous."