Obama for America

"Fix the Economy"
30-second ad not announced; reported running in IN on Aug. 13, 2008 (by Ben Smith, Politico) and in OH and CO on Aug. 18, 2008 (by Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic).

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McCain (Jan. 10, 2008 clip): I don't believe we're headed into a recession...

Ed Rutherford, Morrow, Ohio: I think we're absolutely in a recession.

Lauren Ahlersmeyer, Lafayette, Indiana: I sometimes struggle just to get the essentials--you know the milk, the bread, the eggs.

McCain (April 17, 2008 clip): There's been great progress economically...

Stuart Morrison, Park Hills, Kentucky: The economy's in a rut.

McCain (Jan. 30, 2008 clip): We have had a pretty good prosperous time with low unemployment...

Kelly Robertson, Elkhart, Indiana: The way the economy is, it is the bleakest of times.

Chris Fisher, Wilmington, Ohio: I'm worried; I'm really worried.

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: