The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal has given Jack Welch a platform to continue to perpetuate his "skepticism" regarding the jobs report issued last Friday that showed unemployment has dropped .3 of one percent, from 8.1 to 7.8 percent.
Welch's guest column is called "I Was Right About That Strange Jobs Report ," though his data backing his stance isn't necessarily convincing. In it, he compares the criticism he got for questioning the honesty of that government jobs report to living in a totalitarian state like China or Russia, and says it was just Obama supporters and cable news anchors who were blasting him.
The criticism was far wider than that, and the thin skinned business goliath isn't digging it. Yesterday Welch quit his gigs writing columns at both Reuters and Forbes, after both publications had columns slamming him for his comments last week.
Hey, do you realize we've got a contested U.S. Senate race to vote on next month? It ain't exactly Rubio-Crist, but Bill Nelson and Connie Mack continue to campaign without attracting much media coverage. Yesterday Senator Nelson was slammed in a television ad paid for by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The ad blasted Nelson for voting to maintain funding for Libya, Egypt and Pakistan. Of course, the ad might have more resonance if Nelson was one of the only nine other Senators who voted with Paul to cut the funding. Instead Nelson cast his lot with the 80 other Senators who maintained the financial aid.
Nelson has been endorsed in his Senate race by independent interested observer Charlie Crist. Yesterday the former Republican Governor announced his support for Democratic Congressional candidate Keith Fitzgerald in race against Vern Buchanan. In his previous incarnation, Crist endorsed Buchanan, something Republican state party chair Lenny Curry made sure to inform everyone.
And CD-13 Democratic candidate Jessica Ehrlich has put up her first television ad in her uphill battle to knock out Congressman Bill Young after 42 years in Washington.