Obama for America

30-second ad run during the Olympics on national cable and broadcast in all 50 states  beginning Aug. 9, 2008 (announced Aug. 8).


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[Music] Male Announcer: The hands that built this nation can build a new economy.

The hands that harvest crops can also harvest the wind.

The hands that install roofs can also install solar panels.

The hands that build today’s cars can build the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles.

Barack ObamaA new vision for our economy.

Fast-track alternative fuels.  Create 5 million jobs developing home-grown energy technologies.

Because America’s future…is in our hands.

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: