"Fine"? Romney Ad Challenges Obama's Gaffe

Elisabeth Meinecke

6/10/2012 10:31:00 AM - Elisabeth Meinecke

Is the private sector doing fine? Barack Obama suggested as much Friday, then had to walk back the comment.

But the soundbite was already out there. The Romney team released this video where middle-class workers discuss their experience in the Obama economy:

Meanwhile, the Obama team released this web video going after Mitt Romney's comments on teachers and firefighters (here's the report from ABC News):

 

Speaking after Obama’s news conference on Friday, Romney assailed the president’s call for more aid to state and local governments to boost hiring.

 

“His answer for economic vitality…was, of course, pushing aside the private sector, which he said is doing fine.  Instead, he wants to add more to government,” Romney said at an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

“He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message in Wisconsin? The American people did.  It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Is it November yet?