The Numbers

9:13 am ET

Me, on “Morning Joe,” on the political impact of the September jobs data:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This number, 7.8, good or bad for the President?

MARK HALPERIN: It’s great for the President. And if you go just based on Twitter, right now, and the people I follow who are conservative, they’re about to make a huge mistake. They’re going to say BLS numbers are horrible. Some people are already saying the numbers are made up to help the President politically. They have to find a way to talk about the economy and why Governor Romney would be better, not to try to— It’s exactly what they did with the polls for the last two months, to attack the methodology. These numbers are good. They not only are good symbolically. They represent the economy moving in a better direction.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Does it turn the page from a dismal debate performance?

MARK HALPERIN: I think it depends fully on how the two sides handle it today. It certainly is good news for the President and it’s good news for the country.

Watch the video above.

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