August 8th, 2008
10:05 AM ET
10 years ago

New Obama ad touts economic 'vision'

Obama's campaign released a new ad Friday called 'Hands.'

Obama's campaign released a new ad Friday called 'Hands.'

(CNN) - Barack Obama’s campaign has released a new TV ad stressing his “green jobs” policy proposals.

“The hands that built this nation can build a new economy,” says the announcer in the 30-second spot. “The hands that harvest crops can also harvest the wind. The hands that install roofs can also install solar panels. The hands that build today’s cars can build the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles.

“Barack Obama. A new vision for our economy. Fast track alternative fuels. Create five million jobs developing home-grown energy technologies because America’s future is in our hands,” he concludes.

The ad is the first from Obama’s campaign that is slated to run during its massive Olympic Games ad buy.

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soundoff (160 Responses)
  1. THE whole truth

    I hear alot about voting records of the past.

    Funny most of you voted for BUSH TWICE, would you like to be judged on your record.

    Change= Obama

    August 8, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. larryh wi

    Isn’t it amazing that so many past presidential issues during campaigns rarely matter years later? Are the Democrats making a big deal out of global warming just to play politics and make it the issue of this campaign? Or do they sincerely care about the environment? Further, are they that concerned about the environment that they will let America’s economy and industrial sector falter as they refuse to let more drilling take place? The Democrat’s political games are slowing America’s development and progress, and making us lose jobs. McCain is the name, remember it.

    August 8, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Chris, Canada.

    It is a smarter idea that Obama is focising on things that matter while Mac Bush is playing a 2nd fiddle.

    August 8, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. OBAMA Supporter all the way

    That's right Obama...keep it positive! Change over McCain.

    August 8, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. MB

    I'd love to know what these "ready to go" alternative fuels are. I mean everyone on this blog owns a car so the question is, what are you going to run your car on while we develop these "alternative fuels". By the way this "fast track" idea is priceless, we can "fast track" fuels we don't even know about yet, but it will take 10 years to get new oil production on-line. As my grandmother used to say, "use your head for something other than a hat rack".

    August 8, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Pepou

    The future lies with Obama. Let elect him in November !

    August 8, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. Mike

    Obama creates jobs and McBush sends jobs to China.

    August 8, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. Generation X

    Great ad, positive and to the message. This is change we can believe in. ...Yes we can!

    August 8, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. arlene, CA

    a good ad that shows a vision of what America can be, solutions to some problems we face & it was done without bashing the opponent.

    August 8, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. Sara in the South

    Kinda short sighted don't you think? What happens when the cars are built, when we harvest the wind, and when the solar panels are in place? Are these 5 million then going to be laid off? We need a fix, not a band-aid! Plus we don't know what these "Earth friendly" energy sources will have in the long term. The wind turbines could rust (which would ruin our water supplies) or fall over during a tornado (think of all the poor ground hogs that could kill), the solar panels could increase global warming, or what if a bald eagle, the symbol of America, would fly over these panels on a bright sunny day? Would it fry like a turkey on Thanksgiving? Has it even been tested yet?

    Yes, I know, all this does sound far fetched, but do you really think Henry Ford knew what impact hydro-carbon powered cars would have on the earth? I doubt it. Ideas are just that. We don't know if they will work in the "real" world, a place where Obama or McCain haven't been in a very long time. Its a sad day when our best choice for President is Paris Hilton.

    August 8, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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