February 29th, 2008
05:20 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama camp responds to Clinton ad with one of their own

 Obama's campaign has issued its own 3 a.m.  ad.
Obama's campaign has issued its own 3 a.m. ad.

(CNN) - In a direct response to a Hillary Clinton television ad, Barack Obama's campaign Friday released its own 30 second spot raising the prospect of an early morning foreign policy crisis.

"It’s 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep," the ad's narrator states in an obvious take off of the Clinton ad released earlier in the day. "But there’s a phone ringing in the White House. Something’s happening in the world. (Related: Clinton raises the stakes in new ad)

"When that call gets answered, shouldn’t the president be the one – the only one – who had judgment and courage to oppose the Iraq war from the start… Who understood the real threat to America was al-Qaeda, in Afghanistan, not Iraq," the narrator continues. "Who led the effort to secure loose nuclear weapons around the globe… In a dangerous world, it’s judgment that matters."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


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  1. Dennis

    I agree. Sounds right to me.

    February 29, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. aughhhh

    Hillary spouts about her "experience". Well, I suppose if we want someone to organize a party or social event with foreign leaders " that are causing something to happen in the world", then she's our choice. She was never responsible for acting on or making any political decisions while she was the wife of the president or wife of Arkansas governor. She is trying to deceive the American people with her 35 years of experience line. I would feel much safer with OBAMA in the white house instead of someone who lies to promote her career. What an ego she has! Give up Hillary and go plan a party! Obama we can trust!

    February 29, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  3. Jenny M

    Wow they are quick in the Obama camp ! Go Barack !!

    February 29, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Reality check

    Not only do I trust Hillary to answer the phone, more than that I don't want to see Michelle Obama set a foot in the White House. I'm afraid she would not be proud enough of the country to grace it with her presence.

    February 29, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  5. Boris Diaw

    Haha Hillary Clinton got OWNED once again love it!

    February 29, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  6. Fundamental Question

    Change Question: What has Obama done while in Senate to bring Democrats and Republicans together?

    February 29, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  7. California Independent

    I am very tired of his 'me too' approach. He keeps whining about a vote he was never in the position to vote on. He is tiresome. YesWeCon.

    February 29, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Rich in Seattle

    I bet somehow Hillary will spin it that this was an attack that Obama started. I can just see them saying "How dare Obama attack poor Hillary like that for no reason!"

    February 29, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. Judy

    I am sick and tired of " she voted for the Iraq war....Give it a break. Does he have anything else to offer?????Duh NO. He is so full of it he stinks.

    February 29, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. disgruntled in CA

    hindsight is 20/20............I would much rather have Clinton answer that call......and if not her, possibly McCain. afterall, I would like for them to know what to do when that call comes in.

    February 29, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  11. Chris

    Hillary,

    What happens when you spit, while looking up. The spit fall back at you and hits your face. That is what's is happening to you.

    I personally can't wait for Tuesday. Finally we will not need to hear her voice again.

    Go Obama..straight to White House

    February 29, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  12. Mike, Houston, TX

    Yea yea yea. You opposed the war. So did millions of other Americans. Now what would you do tomorrow? Its the future. If Obama's only claim to be Commander in Chief and lead US foreign policy is this, then he should drop out of the race.

    February 29, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  13. Annamica, OH

    Shouldn't that leader know the Al-Qaida already has a base in Iraq as well?...

    February 29, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  14. Ron, TX

    If Obama can handle the Clintons... the Republicans will be a piece of cake.

    February 29, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  15. California

    looks like it is Hillary who is taking a page from Karl Rove's book.

    February 29, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. Jessica

    I believe voting present is a very sound judgment!
    O'bummer's presidency is scary!

    February 29, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  17. O.M.

    I do not think Hillary is taking notes yet. She seems to be oblivious to her suroundings. She will go down in history as a respected national figure if she concedes before 3/4/08. My guess is that she wants to be a president not a respected persona.

    February 29, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  18. Lee

    Obama cant even make up his own ad – He sees what Hillary does and then does the same thing. This is just like all of the questions at the debate when he just says – yeah what Hillary said.
    What a loser.

    Hillary is the one to save the economy – that my friends is what is important right now.

    Latinos RISE UP for Hillary – Make your voices be heard – We are listening and she is listening.

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  19. Ardnuas

    EXCELLENT RESPONSE.................... This is why Barack Obama is the best choice................He has EXCELLENT judgment and wisdom !
    Obama/Edwards08 Si Se Puede

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  20. martha myers

    you are very much giving clinton all the TV attention, do you call that fair and balance? CNN should be force to leave the net work, the only Tv station that does not give Obama fair air time..

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  21. Kyle

    Obama is proving himself an agile candidate, who is not only "swift" to respond but always on point. Well played.

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  22. Brian

    Wow, Obama. You're good.

    I want a commander-in-chief who not only knows how to respond to real life emergencies, but has the focus and organization to head off negative attacks like the one Hillary just sent out in less than eight hours.

    This is a real indicator of the kind of serious, determined, responsive president with exceptional judgment he is sure to be.

    Don't miss this opportunity, America!

    OBAMA '08!!!

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  23. Byron in CA

    lol, more double speak from obama. When people don't fall for what he's saying, he shows that he is a true politican. Problem with his judgement here is that it's the same day he's saying Hillary's campaign's ad is a scare tactic. So what does that make his ad. Change you can beleive in = whatever I have to say that sounds good.

    February 29, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  24. Elenadia

    Precisely right. Obama has the judgement and intelligence to make the right decisions, Hillary is a " go-along get-along" politician who makes decisions on the deals from her special interest clients.

    February 29, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. midge from ohio

    Grow up Obama, can't you be original?

    February 29, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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