No matter what the media says, everyone knows more than one person whose been unemployed for over a year. Or has dropped out of the job seeking market and has given up looking.
Back in 2007, when th eeconomy seemed quite healthy (DJIA 14,000, unemployment below 5%, annual federal deficit $160B) the media claimed it was the worst economy since Hoover.
I knew people (here in MA) who said, "I'm doing great! My neighbor is doing great! Even my lazy brother-in-law is doing great! But this sucky economy is the worst since Hoover -- I hear that a lot of people are hurting out there. We need to throw out the Republicans who are causing all this damage."
Today, I think people are saying, "I'm scared. My neighbor just lost his house. My brother-in-law is homeless. I'm just glad the recovery is so strong -- I can't imagine how bad things would be if Obama weren't in there making things better. We need to keep the Democrats in power so that the economy stays on track."
America will pass judgement on Obama not the media on election day!....