President Obama gave the keynote address to conclude the Democrat convention last night and there are several less than stellar reviews. How do you think the President did? Additionally, did former President Clinton overshadow the current President with his own 52 minute speech the night before?
Much was made about the “facts” spoken of by several speeches at the Republican convention. Several of President Obama’s comments have also come under scrutiny for their lack of accuracy.
Unemployment continues to be bleak as the number of new jobs added in the latest jobs report failed to keep up with population growth again and people continue to leave the workforce in droves, artificially driving the unemployment rate slightly down (which means it might be a good time to consult these two charts again). The AP reports:
U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday. But that was only because more people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching.