September 3rd, 2012

DNC rep.: “We’re absolutely better off” than four years ago

DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse joins Early Start live at the CNN Grill in Charlotte to talk about the upcoming DNC convention and President Obama’s accomplishments.

Woodhouse says, “Joe Biden does it in a very short form. He talks about G.M. is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead. The truth is though is that the American people know. I mean, we were literally a plane that was heading — the trajectory was towards the ground when the president took over. He got the stick, he’s pulled us up out of that decline. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Lost 3.5 millions, Americans I know have not forgotten, we lost 3.5 million jobs in the last six months of the Bush administration. We gained 4.5 million jobs over the past two and a half years. So if you just put those side by side, clearly we’re better off. However, we have a long way to go.”

He continues, “[President Obama] created 4.5 million jobs. He promised to do something about health care — he did it. He promised to end the war in Iraq — he did. He promised if given the opportunity, he’d go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, he did it. He’s kept his promises.”

Early Start with John Berman & Zoraida Sambolin airs weekday mornings from 5-7am ET on CNN.