McCain: 'Not enough of an economist' to weigh in on jobs report

Earlier in the day, responding to the latest job report, which said the unemployment tart fell to 7.8 percent in September, former General Electric CEO and chairman Jack Welch suggested over Twitter that the Obama administration may have manipulated the numbers. 

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) later wrote on Facebook that he agreed with Welch.

"Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below 8 percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election," West wrote. "This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics from the book "Rules for Radicals"- a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize."

—This post was updated at 2:07 p.m.