Saturday, August 9, 2008

All Politics is Local, Even for Presidential Campaigns

As a community organizer, Barack Obama understands the importance of showing people why they should care. In the following two ads, Barack Obama shows how McCain's policies will effect people in Ohio and Nevada by attacking what McCain sees as his strength, his trust in "free trade" and his support for "clean nuclear energy."

The first ad hits McCain for his support of German owned DHL purchase of UPS which employed many people in Ohio facilities.

The radio ad, which you can hear here, hits hard with this line:
"But there's something John McCain's not telling you: It was McCain who used his influence in the Senate to help foreign-owned DHL buy a U.S. company and gain control over the jobs that are now on the chopping block in Ohio," the announcer says.

"And that's not all: McCain's campaign manager was the top lobbyist for the DHL deal...helped push it through. His firm was paid $185,000 to lobby McCain and other Senators."

Connecting John McCain and his campaign manager, Rick Davis directly to a loss of jobs in Ohio will hurt.

The below ad is playing in Nevada and it focuses on McCain's assertaion that Nuclear energy is clean, but doesn't want it going through Arizona. If it's so clean why don't you want it going through your state Sen. McCain?

Ohio and Nevada will matter on November 4. These ads could matter on November 4th.

No comments: