Obama for America

"National Priority"
30-second ad run in battleground states starting late July or beginning of Aug. 2008.


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[Music] Male Announcer: John McCain.  He's been in Washington for 26 years.

And as gas prices soared and dependence on oil exploded, McCain was voting against alternative energy, against higher mileage standards.

Barack Obama.  He’ll make energy independence an urgent national priority, raise mileage standards, fast-track technology for alternative fuels.  A thousand dollar tax cut to help families as we break the grip of foreign oil.

A real plan, and new energy.

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: The campaign did not announce this ad; it was left to Politico to report it on August 5.