When C.L. (Butch) Otter first ran for governor in 2006, times were good — and getting better. The state's two-decade-long economic boom was in full swing. Idaho workers were earning 83.5 percent of the national average income and had pulled ahead of their counterparts in eight other states. Candidate Otter's economic prescriptions were vague but simple: Cut taxes, restrain government spending and emphasize output. Attract high-end investors to the state — with prosperity trickling down to the masses. Six years later, how well has that worked out? Judge for yourself. On Otter's watch, Idaho has become the epicenter of the working poor/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Why does Otter remain popular?