Sunday's video — called "Fine?" — contrasted Obama's comment with people telling their stories of going bankrupt or struggling to find work. Today's video — called "Jolt" — contrasts the same Obama comment with news coverage of the federal jobs report a week earlier that showed the weakest one-month job growth in a year.
Obama made the comment at a press conference Friday, in an attempt to explain that job growth has been weakest in state and local government employment.
Apparently realizing immediately that he had handed his Republican opponent a sound bite made for TV ads, Obama later Friday attempted to clarify his comment in an appearance with Phillipine President Benigno Aquino III. "Listen, it is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine," Obama told reporters during a brief appearance with Aquino. "That's the reason I had the press conference."