As Democrats prepare for uncertain midterm elections, President Barack Obama is attempting to rally Black voters. He recently called the syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” before a scheduled televised press conference, where he stressed the slow but steady job growth trend and increases in the private sector. Obama likened the economy to a hospital patient who’d been hit by a Mack truck. “It can’t run yet, but it’s walking,” he added. “Even though I think people recognize my administration has taken action to avoid the worst case scenario, they’re saying, ‘Boy, we’ve got a long way to go.’”

In addition, the president touted the nation’s new health care reform package – which he said will improve seniors’ drug expenses – and discussed a consumer financial protection agency so “people are able to keep their money.” Finally, Obama spoke about his administration’s education reform, which he said accomplished more “in the last two years than the last 20.”