There are three new campaign ads out this morning, two from Barack Obama and one from John McCain. True to their word, the Obama campaign is hitting back against McCain in his ads, one of which uses humor and takes a page from McCain's earlier "celebrity" ads.
In "Still," the Obama campaign pokes some fun at the Arizona senator. An announcer starts out in the year 1982. "John McCain goes to Washington. Things have changed in the last 26 years. But McCain hasn't. He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an email. Still doesn't understand the economy, and favors two hundred billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class. After one President who was out of touch, we just can't afford more of the same." Watch it:
McCain's ad continues to keep the focus on his running mate, Sarah Palin, accusing the Obama campaign of being "disrespectful." An announcer intones over a picture of Obama, "he was the world's biggest celebrity, but his star's fading. So they lashed out at Sarah Palin, dismissed her as 'good looking.' That backfired, so they said she was doing, 'what she was told,' then desperately called Sarah Palin a liar. How disrespectful, and how Governor Sarah Palin proves them wrong, every day." (Factcheck says the spot "distorts quotes" to make its case.) Watch it:
Obama's second ad features him speaking to the camera and trying to reclaim the mantle of change. "We've heard a lot of talk about change this year," he says. "The question is, change to what? To me, change is a government that doesn't let banks and oil companies rip off the American people. Change is when we finally fix health care instead of just talking about it. Change is giving tax breaks to middle class families instead of companies that send jobs overseas. Change is a president who brings people together. I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message because this year, change has to be more than a slogan." Watch it: