Obama for America
[Music] Male Announcer: Every time
you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets.
Now Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with 2 million dollars in contributions.
Because instead of taxing their windfall profits to help
drivers, McCain wants to give them another 4 billion in tax
After one president in the pocket of big oil… We can’t afford
Barack Obama… A windfall profits tax on big oil to give families a thousand dollar rebate.
A president who’ll stand up for you.
Obama (voiceover): I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.
Notes: This ad was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI. McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds responded with this statement:
Notes: Response from the McCain campaign:
"Barack Obama's latest negative attack ad shows his celebrity is matched only by his hypocrisy, after all it was Senator Obama, not John McCain, who voted for the Bush-Cheney energy bill that was a sweetheart deal for oil companies. Also not mentioned is the $400,000 from big oil contributors that Barack Obama has already pocketed in this election."