Following another disappointing jobs report, Obama supporter and Democratic Governors Association chair Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., squares off Sunday in a "This Week" debate with Romney supporter and potential vice presidential nominee Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on the state of the economy and the latest in the 2012 presidential contest.
Friday's jobs report shows the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, below expectations for the second straight month, with unemployment remaining at 8.2 percent – raising more fears of a stalling economy. With no president since World War II winning re-election with the unemployment rate above 7.4%, can President Obama do anything to turn the economic tide before November? Or will presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney win over undecided voters as their views on the state of the economy solidify with just four months until Election Day?
"Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran hosts "This Week" Sunday, as Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal face off in a "This Week" debate on the economy and the 2012 election.
Then, the powerhouse roundtable debates all the week's politics, with ABC News' George Will; Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, author of the new book "Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent;" PBS' "Washington Week" moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill; former Counselor to the Treasury Secretary and Obama administration Lead Auto Adviser Steven Rattner; and Mort Zuckerman, editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report.
After little progress in recent months, what can be done to turn around the country's economic fortunes? As Obama and Romney continue sparring over jobs and the economy, are the Obama campaign's attacks on Romney's Bain experience and his off-shore financial accounts gaining traction with voters? Or can Romney convince key swing state and independent voters that he would better handle the nation's economy if he were president?
Plus, how will the ongoing debate over the Supreme Court's blockbuster health care decision impact the presidential election? And are destructive wildfires raging in the West and record-high temperatures across the country signs of global warming, or just a hotter-than-normal summer?
And "This Week" takes its weekly trip down memory lane in "What Year Was It?" See the whole political picture, Sunday on "This Week."