When not writing about politics here, I am a paid blogger for a major publication on the stock market. (You can read what I write about that here.) As a result, I pay pretty close attention to the economy, jobs reports, the Dow Industrial, and money. Anyone who pays close attention to the stock market can tell you right now that the economy is most definitely on the upswing. And today the Dow has reached the 13,000 mark for the first time since May 2008. (If you're one of the many who has no idea what that all really means, just take it on good authority that it is a very good thing for the economy.)
This landmark event is undeniable evidence that the economy is turning around. This is going to make it very difficult for the Republicans to fight Obama on the economy. And Mitt Romney will suffer from it the most since his entire campaign has been about how he is the man to fix the economy. Maybe it is good news for Romney then that Rick Santorum is doing everything in his power to make the primaries about extreme moral issues. It won't be hard for Romney to stop talking about economy when he has no choice but to address social issues.