President Obama’s top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, told reporters that the Romney campaign would not be bouyed by a bad jobs report on Friday, the weekend before Election Day.
Romney’s various reasons for confidence include the belief that “bad jobs number Friday could give final lift,” as Politico’s Mike Allen noted in the Playbook.
“That is kind of a perverse sentiment,” Axelrod said in response on a conference call today. “I think they’re going to be disappointed.”
It may be a moot question. The Department of Labor may delay the release of the jobs numbers. “A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the ‘weather emergency’ is over,” The Wall Street Journal reported today.