One of the biggest issues of the 2012 election is who can create more jobs, President Obama or Mitt Romney. With a dropping unemployment rate since August of 2011 (excluding last month, of course), itís hard to argue that what Obama is doing isnít working. The U.S. is, despite the roadblocks set up by a Republican Congress, crawling out of the Great Recession that the president inherited from George Bush.
ďBut, Shaun!Ē you might say. ďThe president had a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate from 2008 to 2010. Why didnít he get more done then?!Ē Read up on what a filibuster is or, better, how many times the Republicans used it, then get back to me.
Unfortunately, a dropping unemployment rate, more jobs, and a better economy is not good news for Romney and the Republican Party. Thatís what most of their platform this election is built on Ė the idea that President Obama cannot do whatís right for America. Only Romney can fix it. If Romney canít get elected, then all of their obstructionism over the last four years will have been for nothing!
Hereís the issue: Romney isnít the only Republican trying to get elected. No governor, for example, wants to say that they havenít created any jobs, or that the local economy is crap because of their leadership. But, according to two of his campaign officials, thatís what Romney wants them to do.
Governor Rick Scott of Florida has seen eleven straight months of dropping unemployment numbers, and asked his supporters to spread the news on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. This did not bode well with the Romney campaign