We are pretty sure his mom used to reassure him that he was a late bloomer (there was that blown spelling bee, after all), so the grins all around accompanying the news that he is widely and wildly supported by "other economists" and likely to see an invite to keep the spot, is a nice touch for The Beard.
Economists are nearly unanimous that Ben Bernanke should be reappointed to another term as Federal Reserve chairman, and they said there is a 71% chance that President Barack Obama will ask him to stay on, according to a survey.
Meanwhile, the majority of the economists The Wall Street Journal surveyed during the past few days said the recession that began in December 2007 is now over. Battling the downturn defined most of Mr. Bernanke's term, which began in early 2006 and expires in January, and economists say his handling of the crisis has earned him four more years as Fed chief.
It does sort of make you wonder though, will Bernanke accept the invitation to stick around?
Economists Call for Bernanke to Stay, Say Recession Is Over [The Wall Street Journal]