Hillary Clinton's campaign has a new ad out asking:
"It's 3:00am and your children are asleep," a voice over says in the ad entitled "Children". "There's a phone in the White House, and it's ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call."
"Whether someone knows the world's leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead. It's 3am and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?" the ad concludes.
Ad is up at YouTube, found here (Video doesn't show up to email subscribers)
The ad is generating some buzz in the blogosphere as seen on memeorandum.
I really hope John McCain uses that same ad because given the choice between Obama, Clinton or McCain, that answer is easy for me.
John McCain is the man I would want answering that phone.
Needless to say this ad is offending the far far left liberally unhinged, in a bad way.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe is none to happy about this new ad and had this to say:
We don't think the ad is going to be effective at all. Senator Clinton already had her red phone moment -- to decide whether to allow George Bush to invade Iraq. She answered affirmatively. She did not read the National Intelligence Estimate. She still, curiously, tries to suggest that it wasn't a vote for war, but it most assuredly was...
"This is about what you say when you answer that phone. What judgment you show...She, John McCain and George Bush gave the wrong answer."
Obama is right, the question is not only who would be answering the phone but how they would respond which leaves Obama AND Clinton out in the cold.
I repeat.... out of the three choices available, John McCain is the man I would want answering that particular phone call.
The New Republic titles their piece on this ad " Hillary Cuts an Ad ... for McCain"
[UPDATE] In response to Hillary Clinton's ad above, Barack Obama's campaign has created his own. (Hat tip to The Caucus)
This is fun!
They are both like two little children...and they want to be president of this country?
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