Mitt Romney got pretty specific about unemployment in an interview with Mark Halperin yesterday, arguing that his “policies” will “get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, perhaps a little lower.”
It was an odd sort of prediction. For one thing, earlier this month, Romney told voters any unemployment rate above 4 percent is a problem. For another, according to the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget, if existing policies remain in place, the unemployment rate is already on track to reach 6% by 2016. (In other words, Romney is promising to deliver results we’re supposed to get anyway.)
This led Rachel to describe this as a “test” for political reporters.