Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign have released two web videos attacking President Barack Obama for comments he made Friday at a White House press conference where he said "The private sector is doing fine" in response to a question.
The first video, released Sunday, titled "Fine?" shows Obama making the comment and then features eight unidentified men and women making one sentence statements about how the economic crisis has affected them over the past couple of years.
One woman says, "I’ve been looking for a job for two years haven’t found any."
She is followed by a man who says, "I had to file my own personal bankruptcy and had to close my business."
The end of the 54 second video shows text across the screen reading, "No, Mr. President, We Are Not 'Doing Fine."
The second video, released Monday, titled "Jolt" focuses again on the president's statements at the White House this time juxtaposed against the May jobs numbers released June 1.
The video shows a number of national television news programs reporting on the weakening numbers in the jobs report.
First up is video of DIane Sawyer of ABC News saying, "Tonight on World News: Jobs Jolt, the worst jobs number in a year."
The one minute video ends with the text, " Has There Ever Been A President So Out of Touch With The Middle Class?"
On Monday mornng the Obama campaign's deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter offered this response on CNN Starting Point, "Mitt Romney’s solution of how to strengthen the economy? Fire more people. He believes that if we fire more teachers, more firefighters, more policemen, we're actually going to grow this economy. Even Governor Walker in Wisconsin this weekend disagreed with him. He said Mitt Romney learned the wrong lessons of Wisconsin. But none of this should be a surprise. He did this in Massachusetts. He did fire policemen, teachers, and firefighters. And what happened? Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 out of job creation. This shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. We've seen this before. Mitt Romney made big promises when he was running for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 with his private business sector experience, big promises to turn the economy around and it didn't work."
This continues the Obama campiagn's series of messages it rolled out last week, including a television ad running in Virginia, that attack Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts.