How you "felt" about the Politifact article show the dangers of judging things by how you feel, as opposed to actually finding the facts and analyzing things.
Take, for example, Politifact's criticism of starting one's analysis in Obama's "first month". When should it start? Well, Obama signed his huge "stimulus" bill into law less than a month after he took office. So in fact, counting from Obama's first month, far from being unfair, seems the only fair way to do things.
Or take Politifact's statement that while women's private sector job losses were more than triple men's total job losses, women's public sector job losses were even bigger. That statistic actually backs Romney up, because Obama's "stimulus" bill focused on construction projects using high priced and mostly male union labor, and Obama expressly prohibited states from using the money to make up what should have been temporary gaps in state budgets.
The result was that states had to lay off women who did work that was useful, while hiring more expensive unionized men to work on make work projects. A more sensible stimulus bill, such as the Republicans proposed, would have allowed an earlier recovery, restoring state tax revenues and reducing the necessity to lay women off.
The truth is, Romney's facts are correct, and Politifact's assessment is a pathetic attempt to spin things in Obama's favor that turns out, when you look at it carefully, to make the case against Obama even more damning. Romney's political campaign seems to be a better source of accurate information than is the press - a sad commentary on the state of the press, but that seems to be the situation we're in.
As for the economy turning around quickly, the economy can do a complete turnaround in a year or two if the government follows policies promoting private sector growth as Reagan did after taking office in 1981. This graph shows how fast he turned things around:http://www.adammarquis.com/images/pelosi_corrected.gif
Meanwhile, Obama has managed to drag out the current recession for four years and counting. The current recovery is so weak we should expect to remain in a depression for four more years if he is reelected. That's why we need a new president.