The nation's jobless loom over President Barack Obama's presidential campaign. At no point will that association be more evident than Friday when the government reveals the nation's most recent unemployment numbers just hours after Obama wraps up his convention pitch and sets off on a tour of critical swing states.
By Jim Kuhnhenn|September 04, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The nation’s jobless loom over President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. At no point will that association be more evident than Friday when the government reveals the nation’s most recent unemployment numbers just hours after Obama wraps up his convention pitch and sets off on a tour of critical swing states.
No doubt, the economy has defined the presidential race. Voters say it’s their top issue and presidential challenger Mitt Romney has made it his central theme as he prosecutes his case against Obama. But the economy has also provided little variation. It has been marked by sluggish growth and a jobs flat line that has done little to alter the dynamics of the presidential contest.
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