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Romney looks to move back to the economy with new attack video

Mitt Romney sought to refocus his campaign on the economy with the release of a new Web video on Wednesday.

The video uses Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic convention to argue the president hasn't met his promise to improve the economy. 

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Obama said progress would be measured by "how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage" and "whether you can put a little extra money away at the end of each month" in his convention speech. The Romney video says median household income has declined since Obama entered office, while the jobless rate has stayed above 8 percent for 38 months with 23 million people remaining unemployed. 

The video seeks to get Romney back on economic footing in his campaign after a brief focus on foreign policy that coincided with the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and President Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan. That news cycle left Romney at a disadvantage after Obama took over the nightly news with his trip. Romney also had to deal with a fight over whether he would have ordered the bin Laden mission.

Romney would rather be talking about the economy, which he argues Obama has mishandled and is his chief argument in the campaign. 


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