May 2nd, 2008
10:12 AM ET
6 years ago

New Obama response spot on the gas tax

Obama is running a second Indiana ad making his case against a gas tax holiday.
Obama is running a second Indiana ad making his case against a gas tax holiday.

(CNN) – The Obama campaign released another Indiana response ad Friday to a Hillary Clinton spot that takes aim at his opposition to a gas tax holiday.

“Pennies” – his second ad on the issue - includes quotes from critics who accuse the Clinton campaign of “political pandering.”

On a Thursday conference call with reporters, Clinton senior adviser Geoff Garin said that internal polling suggested her proposal was resonating with primary voters reeling from the impact of rising gas prices.

(Full script follows after the jump)

“Pennies” :30 seconds

http://www.indiana.barackobama.com/in_pennies

“Another negative ad from Hillary Clinton.

“But here’s what she's NOT saying.

“USA Today calls her three-month gas tax holiday "political pandering." It’s an election year-gimmick, saving Hoosiers just pennies a day.

“Barack Obama's plan? Take on price-gouging by oil companies. Tax their windfall profits. Invest in alternative energy. Give working families a permanent, thousand-dollar tax cut to help with rising costs.

“That's change we can believe in.

“I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.”


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soundoff (429 Responses)
  1. GM from MN

    Anne May 2nd, 2008 11:05 am ET

    Before making a judgement about Senator Clinton's support of the gas tax holiday, why doesn't everyone LISTEN to what she says about how
    she wants to pay for it? Get the facts!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!
    ---------–

    You get the facts, apparently you enjoy Hillary's half truths..

    May 2, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. A bit whinny and I am a women

    I love Barack but someone needs to get a new ad person. they add should not talk about how much a day because that makes him look a little funny because $30.00 for some is alot of money even though it doesn't change much. Instead it should have highlighted the fact that this tax holiday would cost billions in needed Highway projects and then focus on real solutions... which he did.

    May 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. Fred Fernandez

    For a candidate proposing "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs".... in Philadelphia,... why would she want to cut more than 100,000 Construction Jobs across America?

    May 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Max

    7000 people in Indiana WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS!!!! if Clintons tax-holiday was approved... Wake up, Indiana ! you are SMARTER than she thinks... Look what NY mayer said about her redicilous idea in NY times today...HRC lost! Barack won! Let's end it!! on May 6.

    May 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
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