The Obama campaign released three new ads Thursday, one touting 26 consecutive months of private-sector job growth and two focused on the auto bailout.
One, called "Reverse," shows a graph of job losses under President George W. Bush, which slowly turn to job growth under President Obama. As the ad pans across the graph, it shows where the stimulus package, auto-industry bailout and payroll tax cuts figure in. At the end, the graph touts "26 straight months of private sector growth" and "4.25 million jobs added" and asks, "Do we really want to reverse course now?"
The ad is running primarily in Florida.
Another ad, "Succeed," features Obama discussing the auto-industry bailout. The president says in the ad that "It wasn't just the million jobs that were at stake, it was also part of what built our middle class." The ad is airing now in Iowa.
A third ad, running primarily in Ohio, features an auto-worker named Brian who was laid off in 2009 but now works in the auto industry again thanks to the successful restructuring of the industry. "Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry," Brian says in the ad. "He wasn't gonna let it just die. And I'm driving in this morning because of that. Because of him."