November 20th, 2007
04:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama and Edwards debut new TV ads in South Carolina

Edwards and Obama are both going on the air with ads in South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama will make his South Carolina television ad debut Wednesday with a spot that promotes his experience as a community organizer and civil rights attorney.

The 30-second ad, "Hope and Change," features Obama sitting in front of a bay window in mock television interview style offering a similar message to ads already running in Iowa and New Hampshire.

"You know, hope and change haven’t just been campaign slogans for me ... they’ve been the causes of my life," the Illinois Democrat says in the ad.

Meanwhile, John Edwards will start airing the ad "Thanksgiving" Wednesday - his second TV spot in South Carolina.

The ad depicts Edwards in front of the pink house where he was born in Seneca, South Carolina. The former North Carolina senator narrates: "For this place where I was born, and all of you, who have welcomed us into your homes and hearts. Thank you."

The campaign said similar holiday-themed ads will run in Iowa and New Hampshire "through the holiday," although an Edwards’ aide declined to give an exact date.

- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. stan pitts p.a

    obamas ads are very inspiring and offer americans true change and hope, i cant wait for the day when we celebrate this outstanding individual as our president...america living uup to its full creed!!! what a thought obama08!!!

    November 20, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Heather, Nashville, TN

    It's sweet how close they are but for someone wanting to change the way politics are done why is he not charting his own course in this election. I'm glad that Senator Clinton is able to stand on her own two feet in this election.

    November 20, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Esther,NYC,NY

    People look at that picture. This can be powerful ticket....
    Obama/Edward ticket!

    November 20, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  4. Lance in Monrovia CA

    Obama/Edwards in 08. Don't be late. Stop the hate. Change your fate.

    November 20, 2007 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  5. lava, North Pole

    Hillary beware! John and Obama are conspiring against you.

    November 20, 2007 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  6. Carol, Granite Bay, CA

    In this picture we see the solidly powerful team, Edwards/Obama 2008. Isn't it exciting? And, of course, it is very exciting.

    November 21, 2007 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  7. DMW, Roeland Park, KS

    Saying we need hope and I am so wonderful does not solve world problems. Obama has no world experience and will not make a good President at this time in our history. His statements are always, that he is so wonderful and Hillary is not. BORING!!!!

    I wish people would be realistic and understand that this is a tough, rough world with many, many problems. Obama is too inexperienced to solve any of them with just positive words. He would be stepped all over in the world of the big players.

    November 21, 2007 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  8. Wallace, Chicago IL

    I Love It!!!

    Obama/Edwards '08
    Edwards/Obama '08

    Stop the Clinton Machine people.

    Lance from Monrovia, CA - I love the slogan.

    Obama/Edwards or Edwards/Obama in 08. Don't be late. Stop the hate. Change your fate.

    November 21, 2007 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. Matt, Port Hueneme, CA

    Their ad's are stale and old. Both of those guys have no chance against Hillary.

    November 21, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |


    November 21, 2007 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. J. McKinney SW MO

    They look like a couple of grade school kids plotting against one of the bigger kids. We need Clinton!

    November 21, 2007 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |