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Dan had -- here with us today yard deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with more on this in the race for the White House because all these jobs numbers of course come in the middle of political season when he -- Well I don't think -- make too much of these numbers so I mean the Wall Street Journal did publish some of the states and it's kind of a strange.
Me if that jobless claims are down that's good.
Led the number of jobless claims going down with 3300.
About the -- on the other hand -- it in terms a large states New York's jobless -- -- were up 2700.
And in fact California is on the list their up to thousands for no reason given.
And so it's -- Washington is sort like you know it's like New York Jets the good news is the jet scored a touchdown this week the bad news is they'll escort one touchdown -- markets get.
That's -- -- is they still side there are still 23 million unemployed Americans.
Did but what about -- -- the numbers and it when we look at this -- part of this new Fox News poll where.
After the debate of mr.
Romney Mitt Romney is now ahead of President Obama in terms of trust.
The him to do -- better job on the economy and art and me how much are at the American people just not looking at these numbers at all or at least questioning their their brass today.
Well I think the American people are having -- Donnelley is much difficulty translating and interpreting the numbers ask the professionals are.
And but I think what that.
Polling shows with Romney's.
Numbers and on the economy -- -- the way they have.
Is that the electric is extremely volatile much more volatile than anybody imagined.
I mean with Romney's numbers bouncing as high as they did after one debate right that shows people I don't think it's is an election -- committed voters this is going to be an election of leaders and their all swaying wrapped up their -- right now.
-- -- before oversee all who hasn't made up their mind yet yup it turns out a lot of people apparently haven't made up their mind or enough definitely that the -- the numbers swelled in the pew poll twelve points in one direction or another -- these are big moves that's right so we head into tonight and into next week.
Can the president use these jobs numbers Friday on topic today as a as an argument that jobs and the economy -- -- a net positive for him all that's just not fly.
Clearly Vice President Biden and mr.
Obama next week will use these numbers to say things are getting better and the burden wolf course beyond their opposition to explain why the economy has been as weak as it has been.
And I you know I have to say I give Mitt Romney credit in that debate last week for giving us -- real election.
Because Obama was pretty much posting up to this point and Mitt Romney have been running by and large on platitudes.
In that debate Romney put a lot of substance on the table and I've said -- so many times on this program.
That's what I think the voters have been looking for someone to give them some explanation for why the economy is more than an army did that is it.
Also talk about the substance but how.
The president is communicating at this point and how his campaign is communicating related to your column today a by the campaign and what in a debate you start to have to have a conversation with another person and with the American people vs just talking at someone which she's had the luxury of doing over.
Or -- Democrats that Obama campaign came out of that debate the first court 24 hours.
Three major figures including David -- is made advisor saying Mitt Romney is a liar about his tax plan.
I don't think the American people are sitting out there waiting to have the president of the United States campaign saying that the Republican nominee is a why -- they want them to engage in the question is whether.
Barack Obama at this point has the ability to debate somebody on substance -- if you think through his presidency he has not done that very often.
See next week del -- had a good thank you very much is all we -- see you every week that.
Have proceeds Barney -- other -- He's always a middle thanks affected.
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