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Post Show Thoughts: Geithner on the economy

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama's economic record, saying his policies have been "remarkably successful."

"History will judge what [President Obama] did as remarkably effective crisis management at a deeply dark time for the world economy."

Geithner also attempted to calm fears of some, like Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) who say that if the United States continues on it's current fiscal path, in two years it will suffer similar problems as can be seen happening in Greece today.

Geithner said there is "no risk of that."

On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney has tried to make up for poor polling among women voters by arguing that the president's policies have adversely affected females in the country. Romney has stated that 92% of the jobs lost under President Obama were ones held by women. Secretary Geithner dismissed Romney's numbers, saying "That's a ridiculous and deeply misleading look at the economy."

Then, with the female vote getting so much attention this week, we featured a debate between two influential women in their parties: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

Comments about Ann Romney by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who was scheduled to appear on Meet the Press this morning, caused a firestorm among Democrats and Republicans that led to President Obama weighing in to distance himself from the remarks.

Both Bachmann and Gillibrand criticized Rosen's comments and turned focus back to the economy. Bachmann, the former presidential candidate even waded in to the race saying she is "very seriously looking" at endorsing Mitt Romney.

You can watch our entire program on our website including our roundtable discussion featuring former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.