as opposed to renouncing Soviet style central economic planning in favor of policies that are morally and economically the best without predicting what free people and free markets will do in response - other than ‘surely perform better’
so like Obama - and his predecessors since FDR - a U.S. president is responsible for being the nation’s economic savior
how about a simple Reaganesque promise to “get the Federal government off of the back of the private economy, so that it can perform better on its own” - and time will tell us the stats of doing that; we don’t need a President who thinks he can predict them.
Some better explanations of why he believes these figures might be in order — it is a fair question. But even on its face it is not utterly incredible. I take it as looking back to the best of GWB’s days, by taking away the Obamaesque burdens and threats which make business shy to hire.