That the President manages the economy is an assumption (i)_____ the prevailing wisdom that dominates electoral politics in the United States. As a result, presidential elections have become referenda on the business cycle, whose fortuitous turnings are (ii)_____ the President. Presidents are properly accountable for their executive and legislative performance, and certainly their actions may have profound effects on the economy. But these effects are (iii)_____. Unfortunately, modern political campaigns are fought on the untenable premise that Presidents can deliberately produce precise economic results.
|Blank (i) ||Blank (ii) ||Blank (iii)|
|(A) peripheral to ||(D) justifiably personified in ||(G) usually long-lasting|
|(B) central to ||(E) erroneously attributed to ||(H) regrettably unnoticeable|
|(C) at odds with ||(F) occasionally associated with ||(I) largely unpredictable|
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