Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Obama Buys 2-minute Commercial on Economy

Barack Obama says in a new two-minute campaign ad that it won't be easy to fix what's ailing the nation's economy. Obama recites his now-familiar proposals for tax cuts for middle-class Americans, tougher regulation of the financial industry and an initiative to end America's dependence on Mideast oil within 10 years. He says Americans don't have to read newspapers or watch television reports to know that the economy is struggling.

In his words: This isn't just a string of bad luck. The truth is that while you've been living up to your responsibilities, Washington has not.''
The ad was filmed in Denver, one day after the stock market plunged more than 500 points.

1 comment:

Benson said...

Two minutes is nothing! When I was in Vegas for the New Media Expo, Obama had taken a page from Ross Perot's playbook and cranked out a 30-minute infomercial, peppered with breaks for his commercials. This was a true infomercial as well, with testimonials and all. I was waiting for Billy Mays to bust out a "You get all this and we'll throw in Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi at no extra charge!"