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The Election May Be Over Today

This morning’s March jobs report is the worst possible news for Kerry. The consensus estimate was for 123,000 jobs; the wildest optimists thought it might be as high as 200,000. But the number is (drum roll please): 308,000. (And it is possible this might be revised upward in a few weeks.) The stock market is poised for a monster upmove on the opening because of this news.

Kerry and gang can’t say this is a "jobless recovery" any more. But I’ll bet they try anyway.

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Yes, but didn’t you see? The manufacturing index held steady. Thus, there are no new manufacturing jobs and thus, in some twisted logic I’m sure, no "real" jobs were actually created.

Either that or "it was just the end of the grocer’s strike."

That didn’t take long...

"President Bush sought Saturday to squeeze more political mileage out of news that American employers added the most workers in four years, while Democratic rival John Kerry chose to highlight the still-flat manufacturing sector and blame it on Bush."

Emphasis mine...

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