Seriously, Scott Pelley announces that following the (second) worst economic meltdown America has ever had we are going through the “worst” economic recovery we’ve ever had. I don’t even know what that means, and I’ve studied more economics than Scott Pelley has. What does “worst” mean in this context? The Great Depression was finally ended by sending several hundred thousand men and women to World War II and converting our factories to war production. I would argue that that was the worst economic recovery America has ever had, but that’s a subjective assessment.
It irritates me that the President’s opposition feels the need to resort to chicanery in their ads, and I’m further irritated that people I otherwise respect don’t catch onto it. It’s frustrating.
Granted that it’s still 96 days until the election and we haven’t seen it all yet, but so far the President’s ads have featured him and he has signed off on them. The ads against him have, in my opinion, by and large been an insult to human intelligence, and I resent that. One expects the primary campaigns to be aimed at the party base, but one expects at this point to see at least one good reason to believe that Governor Romney won’t continue to do what he has been doing his entire blighted career, one ad (more would be better) aimed at the 60-70 percent of the population who are pretty sure the partisan thing is all bullshit but we’d like to vote for a good President.
Right now, I don’t trust the Democratic Party, I don’t trust the Republican Party, and I don’t trust Mitt Romney. I don’t really trust the President either, but I trust his wife and I’m pretty sure that she can kick his ass. That, and I’m not seeing or hearing anything to change my mind about Romney. If they have anything, they have 96 days to show it. (Giving us a 2002 Winter Olympics without a terrorist attack doesn’t count.)