If New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow has his way, Mitt Romney will be No. 2 at the polls come Tuesday. In his latest piece, the journalist lays into the Republican candidate’s performance during the election by listing each of the former governor’s strengths and how they’ve now become weaknesses.
1) The economy continues to improve. The argument for electing Romney hinges on a sour economy and his experience as a businessman with the expertise to turn it around. But, on measure after measure, the economy seems to be getting better.
A Commerce Department report released last month found that housing starts jumped 15 percent in September — the largest surge in four years.
The unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent in September and the October jobs report released on Friday was stronger than expected.
Furthermore, according to a Gallup report also released Friday:
“The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, was 45.7 percent for the month of October, up from 45.1 percent in September, and reflecting the highest percentage of Americans with good jobs since Gallup began daily tracking of U.S. employment in 2010.”
Romney needed gloom and doom on the economy, but Obama got some rays of sunlight.
Read more at the New York Times.
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