Good news for Obama

Smile, Mr. President! There is a silver lining!

After performing poorly during his first head-to-head debate with Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama finally got a few pieces of positive news this week.

The Labor Department released unemployment figures that showed a drop from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September. Incidentally, the rate was the same when Obama was sworn into office in January 2009.

Some Republicans have accused Obama and the White House of doctoring these numbers for political gain, but that is to be expected. And President Obama vehemently denies this ridiculous claim.

More good news came Friday when the Congressional Budget Office announced that the federal deficit dropped by more than $200 million this fiscal year. It remains above the $1 trillion mark, but at least things seem to be moving in the right direction.

With any luck, these positive figures will help energize a campaign that seems to be losing steam in areas that do not include fundraising. Obama is constantly blamed for contributing to America‘s economic woes, but it remains to be seen if he will receive any credit for these recent improvements.

I certainly doubt it. And I’m sure Romney’s advisers will find a way to spin this in a negative way, too. November can’t come soon enough…

Posted on October 7, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Good luck with your President.I don’t trust eithier one of them but he may be the lesser of two evils.There doesn’t seem to be a lot of choices for you or us.

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