Obama on defensive over economy
Momentum from convention in danger?
- Duration 3:47
- Date Sep 7, 2012
Momentum from convention in danger?
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The timing of today's jobs report could not have come at a worse time for President Obama and now he's starting the post convention stretch run.
Back on the defensive chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is traveling with the president.
President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Immediately hit the campaign trail with their wives as senior White House advisor David Hoff declared they now have momentum -- not -- -- I just come from Charlotte.
Where we have.
Any momentum though could be throttled the 96000 jobs created in August was below expectations.
And the unemployment rate dipped slightly only because 368000.
More people simply left the workforce.
-- sort of undermines his argument and and -- -- -- throes of a wet blanket over over his convention coming out of the commission heading into the general election no question.
The president again relied on the warm embrace of Bill Clinton noting the former president said the recovery will not be easy.
Business once again added jobs for the thirtieth month -- a total.
Point six million jobs.
But that's not that's not good enough.
We know it's not good enough we need to create more jobs faster the -- President continues to try and shift the focus from his record.
To the choice in the election mocking Republican Mitt Romney for having only one primary element to his economic plan to.
I've got when times are good it -- -- one temperament.
Test just to help you lose a few extra pounds.
I've got improve -- Your love life.
One of the only new elements of the president's acceptance speech was sitting -- cool but not a plan to create one million new manufacturing jobs.
Yet today we learned manufacturing -- key to the recovery so far.
Lost jobs for the first time in a year raising questions about this claim from the vice president.
Because of the decisions is made.
-- incredible strength of the American people.
As -- coroner Democrats felt good coming out of their convention despite hiccups like the initial decision.
The lead got in Jerusalem out of the party platform before they were hastily put back in.
Who on the positive side there were well received speeches by the First Lady the vice president and Clinton who got a special shout out today.
Emailed me after his speeches that you need to appoint him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Secretary of explaining stuff.
-- -- the point of that Clinton's speech was to show that his approach to the economy was better than Mitt Romney's.
But the danger in using Clinton is that it also reminds voters now.
Is better than mr.
Obama's on the economy.
Right and everyone's talking about the fiscal cliff this coming at the end of the year and it sounds like the White House will miss a big deadline related to that.
That's right it's all about those defense at the sequestration those massive defense cuts coming because congress failed to get it debt deal.
Today was the deadline by law that the White House had to turn over to congress and by extension the public.
Details on where these cuts will -- that affects a lot of our viewers what cities.
What -- military bases will be affected the White House did not meet the deadline White House spokesman Jay Carney says the reason is it's taking a lot of time to get all this information from different federal agencies they'll meet the deadline.
Late next week but Republicans like senator John -- blast in the late this afternoon saying they're gonna give them a lot of heat next week.
To get these details right.
Ed Henry traveling -- present in Iowa popular state these days.