If you don't blame Obama or Romney for their first years in office, before their own policies had had time to take effect, the result is this:
Obama has created a net 3.635 million jobs. Applying the same rules to Romney’s numbers through the same time period—that is, through April of his fourth year in office, 2006—we credit Romney with 64,500 jobs. So he grew jobs by 1.9 percent. Obama’s job-growth rate is 2.35 percent.
But Romney wants to blame all the job losses in 2009 on Obama – and the stimulus! And he will. Because he can.