Obama launched a new ad Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Illinois Sen. Barack Obama released a new ad in Iowa on Wednesday, asking a set of hypothetical questions that his campaign said "highlights his ability to inspire hope and to unite America."
In the ad, an announcer asks, "What if there was hope instead of fear? Unity instead of division? What if we had a President who believes that we are one nation?" It then lists some of his accomplishments, talking about his work as a community organizer, state legislator and senator. "We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America," Obama says at the end of the ad.
“All over the state, Iowans are responding to Senator Obama’s vision for bringing Americans to build a movement to change Washington,” Iowa Communications Director Josh Earnest said. “By learning how Obama has successfully dedicated his life to these values, Iowa voters will better understand that Obama’s vision for bringing the country together to solve important problems is not just campaign rhetoric, but the cause of his life.”
Obama's campaign released the commercial in conjunction with "Grilling with Barack," an online contest where Iowans submit questions for him and the ten winners earn a dinner with the candidate.
The ad will run on cable and broadcast stations in Iowa.
– CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich