Can President Obama be re-elected in 2012 with unemployment figures at record highs? If the media and Democrat operatives have their way, it just may be possible. Witness this article by Jeremy Greenfield headlined "Unemployment: The New Norm".
Greenfield introduces the notion that there are plenty of jobs, but not enough workers with sufficient skills. It seems, according to the article, that there has been a "talent mis-match" forming since the 1970's that is only now coming to a head -- just in time for Obama to skate by on his woeful performance on the economy. You see, it's not his fault!
In contrast, just a few years ago, in early 2006, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 4.7%. That was when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took majority roles in Congress. It's been a fiscal disaster since then, with the election of Obama in 2008 greasing the skids of a near total economic collapse.
Let us hope that clever articles like Mr. Greenfield's do not take hold on the American electorate that must vote their way out of this mess.