Was Piers Morgan drunk when he wrote this?
"The main concern for Americans right now is the economy.... [Voters] just want to know which man, Romney or Obama, is going to revive the economy faster." Sure, Obama "deserve[s] plaudits" for ending an insane war and bringing to a close another Bush-bungled one, "for saving the US car industry," for health-insuring "30 million more Americans," for whacking Bin Laden and for "pushing down the barriers of homophobia by publicly supporting gay marriage."
But – and it’s a big but – unemployment is still running at a scarily high 7.8 per cent[!]
And then, oh my, there's all that Obamian debt and a "still severely deflated housing market, and petrol prices double what they were in 2008."
Who's debt? Morgan sorta forgets to finger the actual debt-perps. A pity. He also forgets to note that most mainstream economists foresee not a "deflated housing market" next year, but a reasonably strengthening one (for which a President Romney would promptly take credit), and what world "petrol prices" have to do with Obama's presidency is beyond me, just as their bugabooing mention should be beneath even a CNN talk show host.
Whatever. To Morgan, "it all adds up to a pretty miserable economic picture." But not to worry, he continues. Because Mitt Romney, who, Morgan concedes, is "one of the least principled politicians I’ve ever encountered," is also a successful businessman! by virtue of which he may just naturally know how to get "stuff done." Never mind that that exceptionally successful businessman, Herbert Hoover, was downright catastrophic at his highest government job, or that Harry Truman, one of Kansas City's worst businessmen ever, went on to perform pretty damn well as president.
I don't watch Piers Morgan. And if his talk show hosting is as intoxicated as his writing, I'm sure as hell not missing any enlightenment.