The Washington Times - July 8, 2008, 11:25AM

Sen. Barack Obama is up with a new ad rebutting the Republican National Committee ad that hits him as saying “No” to alternative energy solutions. Team Obama said the ad is meant to “set the record straight” after “false, negative attacks.”



The ad, to air in the same four swing states the RNC targeted — Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — is heavy with John McCain hearts George Bush imagery.


It labels McCain as a dreaded insider, with the words “26 years in Washington” appearing under his name.


But it also features 8 seconds of old video with Bush and McCain hugging each other, and the president kissing McCain’s head, along with a photo of McCain and Bush smiling next to one another.


I wrote about the RNC ad here.


Here’s the new Obama ad:








Here’s the script for “New Energy”:

On gas prices, John McCain’s part of the problem.
McCain and Bush support a drilling plan that won’t produce a drop of oil for seven years.
McCain will give more tax breaks to big oil.
He’s voted with Bush 95% of the time.
Barack Obama will make energy independence an urgent priority.
Raise mileage standards.
Fast track technology for alternative fuels.
A $1000 tax cut to help families as we break the grip of foreign oil.
A real plan and new energy.
OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.


Here’s the original RNC ad:



Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times


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