From the story:
The U.S. has created 12 million jobs in 4 years 3 times before. The first was during World War Two, from August 1939 to July 1943.
More recent history provides us with two examples. The first was from September 1983 to August 1987, during Ronald Reagan’s term in office, when economic growth averaged 4.5%. The second time was between August 1996 and July 2000, under Bill Clinton, when GDP growth averaged 4.3%.
The U.S. is nowhere near that now, and won’t be anytime soon.
Well, wait, how did Reagan pull that off, after inheriting Jimmy Carter’s stagflation? CNN isn’t bothering to look at the stark difference between Obama’s anticolonialist anti-American anti-jobs policies and those that Romney (while imperfect) would get started, which might parallel Reagan’s – Republican governor of leftist state who offers compromise to get good things done. (Of course also bad things, like closing the MG registry, amnesty for illegal aliens, etc.)