In difficult times, a wise man once said, it’s important to state the obvious. So here goes. Barack Obama cannot run for re-election touting his success in economic matters. That’s mainly because he’s had no success in economic matters. He can’t brag about a low unemployment rate – not when it’s over 9 percent. He can’t boast about the growing economy, which is barely growing and may even slide back into recession. He can’t tell the voters about all the new, clean, green jobs he’s creating, because he isn’t. (Can you say Solyndra?) And perhaps you’ve noticed that he’s already stopped talking about how many millions of any-kind-of jobs his administration has “created or saved” and is now talking about all the jobs his policies have “supported,” whatever that means.