The original Clinton “3am” ad ran in Texas and was centered on terrorism and foreign policy. Apparantly the folks at the Clinton campaign through it worked so well, they decided to recycle the ad and change the topic to an “economic crisis”.
Have yourself a look:
My first thought, this has to be a joke. However, I think they’re serious in pretending that an “economic crisis” causes the phone to ring at 3am in the White House. I guess if it worked once in Texas, perhaps it will help again in Pennsylvania where economic issues are probably more important than foreign policy issues. She sticks it to McCain more than Obama so one wonders why she chose to hit the candidate she’s not running against.
The most annoying part to me is the ringing phone in the background. Please, someone answer.
From The Page, McCain plans a response ad, here’s the script:
Announcer: Itâ€™s 3 am and your children are safe and asleep. But thereâ€™s a phone ringing in the White House and this time the crisis is economic. Home foreclosures mounting, markets teetering.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama just said theyâ€™d solve the problem by raising your taxes. More money out of your pocket.
John McCain has a better plan. Grow jobs, grow our economyâ€¦ not grow Washington.
Itâ€™s 3 am, time for a president who is ready.
I’ll post the video when I find it.
Via Babs, here’s the McCain ad: