Media Continue To Spin Wildly For Obama
Romney’s math is solid as far as it goes. But more men than women have lost jobs since the recession began — that’s why economists called it a “man-cession.”
In blaming Obama for “turning the clock back 20 years on American women,” as the Romney campaign puts it, Republicans are hoping to counter Obama’s perceived advantage with female voters. But they ignore how recessions generally — and the last one in particular — unfold, and they hold Obama accountable for the state of the economy from the time he took office, before his policies could make any difference.
“This is political gaming,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, a financial services company. “You can play a lot games with statistics — both sides are doing it.”