Obama for America

"America's Leadership"
30-second ad run in 18 states, announced July 15, 2008.

AK, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, MI, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, PA, WI and VA.


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[Music] Obama at town hall: We are a beacon of light around the world.  At least that’s what we can be again.  That’s what we should be again.

Obama in interview: The single most important national security threat that we face…

Obama voiceover:…is nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.

Obama voiceover: What I did was reach out to Senator Dick Lugar, a Republican, to help lock down loose nuclear weapons.

Obama in interview: We have to lead the entire world to reduce that threat.

Obama at town hall: We can restore America’s leadership in the world.

Obama voiceover: I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this message.

Notes: On the day this ad was released Obama delivered a major address on Iraq and American national security at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center ("A New Strategy for a New World", photos).