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RNC responds to Obama with Web video saying country is 'not better off' now

The Republican National Committee quickly delivered a scathing web video in response to a campaign speech President Obama made at Ohio State University on Saturday. 

The video starts out with Obama's 2008 campaign message. 

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"In 2008 Obama said, 'the question in this election is not 'are you better off than you were four years ago?'" flashed on the screen as video of Obama making a 2008 speech plays. "The real question is 'will this country be better off four years from now?'"

"Four years later" the next frame reads. "Are we satisfied? No."

"Are we satisfied? Of course not," Obama says in video from Saturday's campaign speech in Columbus, Ohio. "The housing market's still weak. Deficits still too high, states are still laying off teachers, first responders. This crisis took years to develop and the economy's still facing headwinds."

While Obama is speaking statistics such as "roughly 12.5 million Americans remain unemployed" and that the national debt under Obama has increased by $5 trillion show on the screen. 

The video ends with a frame saying "not better off."

Obama's speech at Ohio State University was the first official one of his reelection campaign. The president said Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, would take the country in the wrong direction.

"Ohio, we cannot give him that chance. Not now. Not with so much at stake,” Obama said at Ohio State University, his voice growing louder with every line," Obama said in the speech. "We’ve been through too much to turn back now."

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