Video: New Clinton ad playing on emotions, fears

In fact, this ad almost seems like it could have been run by a Republican since the Democrats often accuse the GOP of “fear mongering”.

Anyway, give it a watch, it’s titled “Children” and this is the description given by her campaign on YouTube:

On March 4th, your vote will decide who will be in the White House to pick up the phone when it rings at 3 AM.

Here it is:

Here’s a report on it from Yahoo News:

HOUSTON – A stark new Hillary Rodham Clinton ad portrays her as the leader voters want on the phone when crisis occurs in the middle of the night, “while your children are safely asleep.” Barack Obama retorted that his Democratic rival already had her “red phone moment” and it helped draw the U.S. into a misbegotten war.

The ad, with its visuals of sleeping children, prompted an immediate denunciation Friday from Obama, who said it’s meant to scare people. The Obama campaign rolled out testimonials from national security supporters that the Illinois senator has the temperament and judgment for perilous times.

Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson contended the ad “speaks to what people really know in their hearts” about his candidate’s experience and, by inference, her opponent’s lack of it. “This is a legitimate matter for a presidential campaign,” he said. “We would be derelict if we didn’t raise it.”

The commercial stirred waters heading into the final weekend of the campaign for Ohio and Texas presidential primaries Tuesday that could make or break Clinton’s campaign.

It’s a little too over the top for me. “There’s a phone ringing in the White House, who do you want answering it?” She is really trying to play the experience card here as the trump over Obama.

So what is your impression?


Here’s Obama’s response to Clinton releasing the “Children” ad:

He had this released in a matter of hours after the Clinton ad. He keeps whacking her with the “Hillary voted for the Iraq war stick” and it probably resonates with many Democratic voters.