Re-Election of the President

According to Nate Silver (538.com) the monthly jobs numbers correlate as well as anything else with re-election of Presidents in the USA. He puts the number Obama needs between 107,00 and 150,000 per month. This month’s number is close to 240,000 jobs added to the economy. This is just one month of course, but it is looking pretty good for the President. I feel the President has done a good job; he inherited a colossal mess from his predecessor: an economy shedding millions of jobs, two wars, and a dysfunctional health care system, and by any measure has made improvements in all three of these areas. Meanwhile his likely opponent in November is searching through the repertoire of GHW Bush for ways to show his lack of understanding of the general public.

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