“All he can salvage is say we’re growing, we’re healing but slower than I would like,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said of President Obama planning on touting his economic record in a bus tour across Ohio and Pennsylvania later this week.
“Well if the numbers at the end of the week on the unemployment in June are bad, and the way the growth rate is 1.7%, you can’t decrease unemployment. It’s too slow a growth rate. He’s not going to have that narrative anymore, that we’re improving, but too slowly. We’ll be slipping backwards. So, I think it can be devastating. This is the third summer of recovery in a row. That is not a summer recovery. Three strikes and you’re out.”