Back in the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney ran hard against the weak Obama economy and promised much better things if he got to take charge in 2013. Specifically, he promised an unemployment rate below six percent by the end of his first term:
I can't possibly predict precisely what the unemployment rate would be at the end of one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, or perhaps a little lower.
Well, we didn't get to see the Romney administration's results. But it was just today that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unemployment stayed steady at five percent as the economy added another 211,000 jobs.