President Obama got some good news today. The new jobs report is out and the unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent. More below from The Associated Press:
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.
The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed soared by 873,000 — an encouraging sign for an economy that's been struggling to create enough jobs.
The number of unemployed Americans is now 12.1 million, the fewest since January 2009.
Obama's critics will say so what? They'll remind anybody who will listen that this administration has presided over the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
But remember: people are fickle. Undecided voters may very well see this as a step in the right direction (which it is) and entertain the possibility of forgetting the past and embracing the future.
After President Obama's debate performance the other night he could sure use some good news and he got it this morning.