To paraphrase Sir Humphrey Appleby of Yes, Minister: At the end of the day... in the fullness of time.... when the cows have come home...
And, to reissue the phrase that so parenthesised Bill Clinton's 1991-1992 successful run for the Presidency of the U.S., a whiteboard writing attributed to James Carver: It's the economy, stupid.
It's the economy, stupid, that affects our perception.
It's the economy, stupid, that decides whether we be happy or suffer a feeling of malaise.
And, the economy is in terrible shape. Stupid.