Ace @ Ace of Spades HQ:
The way they… surround a story, as an old ad said.
Same situation in 1992 as in 2012: An incumbent president is bedeviled by a recession. Late in the cycle, there is a slight improvement. Although in Bush’s case, it was a lot more than slight improvement — we passed from recession to recovery before the election; the economy was already growing when Clinton took office.
If that’s not the way you remember it, that’s because the media didn’t want you to know that.