About 400 prominent economists from industry and academia endorsed Romney's economic revival and jobs plan.
Apparently economists are crappy at web desgin. But given the JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! context of this election, maybe their opinion on presidents has some value. A whole bunch of them, at least, including economic Nobelists Becker, Lucas, Mundell, Prescott and Scholes, "enthusiastically endorse Governor Mitt Romney's economic plan".
Getting economists who agree to agree is notoriously difficult, but hundreds signed on to the proposition that Romney's plan would increase living standards, contain the debt, improve the business operating environment, improve health care and promote energy.
Obama, they claim, has wasted the stimulus, failed to lead on debt and entitlements, while successfully centralizing power better left to the market.
A search for "economists for Obama" yields little beyond a Obama-McCain era blog with a chart claiming that economists pick Obama over McCain 66% to 28%. Surely the present Obama campaign could compile an impressive list as well, but perhaps we won't see it unless it becomes as impressive.
Thinking for oneself is so tiresome. Using Authority to pick our next Authority almost sounds reasonable. And what better authority than an economist when the economy underlies so much of our collective misery? And how better to derive economic opinion than a head count of economists?
Or would a Ouija board be better? Just don't make me think.