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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Politics is overrated as a way to predict stock performance, Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers Monday on the eve of the presidential election. What really matters to stock prices, he said, is management and a company's business model, not who happens to occupy the White House. When it came to technology, both Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ - Get Report) and IBM ( IBM - Get Report) made the decision five years ago to focus less on hardware and more on software and services. Yet, IBM shares are up 75% since then while Hewlett lost 71% during the same time. Why the difference? Execution and management. During the Obama administration, Apple ( AAPL - Get Report), a stock Cramer owns for his charitable trust,