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Mitt starting week jabbing Obama on "doing fine" gaffe and jobs

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WASHINGTON--The Romney campaign is starting the week jabbing President Barack Obama in a new video on slow job creation and his Friday gaffe about the private sector "doing fine." The Obama team on Monday released a video hitting Romney for his Friday stumble about hiring police, firefighters and teachers. My column on that is HERE.


The Obama campaign video below...



below, from the Romney campaign....



Boston, MA - Today, Romney for President released a new web video, "Jolt." Last Friday, the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent and 300,000 more people joined the long-term unemployed. One week later, President Obama said the private sector is doing fine. Only a president that presides over forty months of unemployment over 8 percent would think that the last jobs report is "doing fine." These comments show that President Obama is completely out of touch with the middle class.

To View "Jolt" Please See: http://mi.tt/Mkoqxf

AD FACTS: Script For "Jolt"

MITT ROMNEY: "I'm Mitt Romney and I approve this message."

VIDEO TEXT: "June 1, 2012"

DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: "Tonight on World News: Jobs Jolt, the worst jobs number in a year."

· DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: "Tonight on World News: Jobs Jolt, the worst jobs number in a year." (ABC's "World News," 6/1/12)


MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: "May jobs report just came out and the numbers are not good."

· MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: "May jobs report just came out and the numbers are not good." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


ASHLEY MORRISON, CBS MONEYWATCH: "Investors react to May's dismal jobs report."

· ASHLEY MORRISON, CBS MONEYWATCH: "Investors react to May's dismal jobs report." (CBS's "CBS Moneywatch Update," 6/1/12)


BRIAN SHACTMAN, CNBC: "Unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent."

· BRIAN SHACTMAN, CNBC: "Unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


HAMPTON PEARSON, CNBC: "The jobs losses: construction--huge--down 28,000."

· HAMPTON PEARSON, CNBC: "The jobs losses: construction--huge--down 28,000." (CNBC's "Squawk Box," 6/1/12)


SHACTMAN: "69,000 is way down."

· SHACTMAN: "69,000 is way down." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


JOSHUA GREEN, BLOOMBERG: "We added 300,000 more long-term unemployed."

· JOSHUA GREEN, BLOOMBERG: "We added 300,000 more long-term unemployed." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


RICHARD WOLFFE, MSNBC: "A tragedy for people out there who are still looking for work."

· RICHARD WOLFFE, MSNBC: "A tragedy for people out there who are still looking for work." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


SHACTMAN: "Just a bad, bad number."

· SHACTMAN: "Just a bad, bad number." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 6/1/12)


PEARSON: "But overall here, nowhere to really hide given this report."

· PEARSON: "But overall here, nowhere to really hide given this report." (CNBC's "Squawk Box," 6/1/12)


VIDEO TEXT: "One Week Later"

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government."

· PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government." (President Barack Obama, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 6/8/12)


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "The private sector is doing fine." (President Barack Obama, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 6/8/12)

· PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "The private sector is doing fine." (President Barack Obama, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 6/8/12)


VIDEO TEXT: "Has There Ever Been A President So Out Of Touch With The Middle Class?"


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