September 19th, 2007
11:09 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama calls for change in new ad

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Portraying himself as the only candidate that can bring change to Washington, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, released a new television ad Wednesday.

"I approve this message to ask you to believe - not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington," says Obama in the ad. "I'm asking you to believe in yours."

Obama, who has promised not to take money from lobbyists, has said he will work to reduce the influence of special interest groups on lawmakers. He continues to promote that idea in his ad.

"Every time I speak about my hope for America, the cynics in Washington roll their eyes," Obama says. "You see, they don't believe we can actually change politics and bring an end to decades of division and deadlock. They don't believe we can limit the power of lobbyists who block our progress, or that we can trust the American people with the truth."

The ad starts running in Iowa Wednesday.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

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  1. james, pdx, or

    Re: Mary, Pasadena CA
    Ahem, someone has to undo what Bush did whilst in the Oval Office i.e. give the rich beneficial tax breaks....

    Overall a flat tax sounds fair....

    September 19, 2007 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  2. dawn -- Gaithersburg, MD.

    A flat tax is the very definition of "unfair." Instead of basing the tax rate on taxpayers' ability to pay, it requires people in the highest and lowest tax bracket to pay the exact same percentage of their income in taxes. This, although Bill Gates and I value/need/use 20% of our respective incomes very differently. A flat tax is a HUGE tax break for the wealthy.

    September 19, 2007 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. Sam,IA

    Until the american people pay for the elections nothing will change. When exxon pays a politition the bill is passed on to you. You pay, they benefit. Same amount incumbent/ challenger. No outside or personal money. You want democracy? Pay for it!!!!

    September 20, 2007 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  4. Ron Nebraska

    I sincerely hope this country does not miss its' chance to regain it's sanity and position in the world under the leadership of Barack Obama.

    September 20, 2007 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  5. RuthieM

    GO GO GO Obama!!!! OBAMA'08!!!

    September 21, 2007 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
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