February 8th, 2008
12:26 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama, Clinton trade ad buys in critical states

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/08/art.obamaad.cnn.jpg caption ="Obama is hoping for a big win in Louisiana."] (CNN) - Barack Obama launched a new ad in Louisiana on Friday, just one day before the state’s Democratic primary.

The Obama campaign’s ad, titled ‘Future,’ pairs images of the Illinois senator and a devastated, post-Katrina New Orleans – gutted homes, an affected man with his child, a shirt that reads ‘Rebuild New Orleans’ – with audio of his inspirational ‘Yes, We Can’ speech.

Earlier this week, the Illinois senator's campaign included a spreadsheet in an e-mail to supporters in which they projected a double-digit win in Louisiana.

“This election is about the past versus the future,” Obama says . “Hard as it may seem, we cannot lose hope.

“There are people all across this great nation who are counting on us. Who cannot afford another four years without health care. They can’t afford another four years without good schools. They can’t afford another four years without decent wages.”

His campaign has also begun airing its Super Bowl spot, ‘Join’ in Wisconsin in advance of the state’s February 19 primary.

On Friday, on a conference call reporting a massive new fundraising haul, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced that they were airing ads targeting voters in the Potomac primaries, which head to the polls next Tuesday, February 12.

Obama has been running spots in those states since the days before the February 5 Super Tuesday contests.

Clinton also has begun airing a long-running healthcare spot in Washington State, with the addition of endorsements from the state’s two Democratic senators.

Clinton and Obama will go head-to-head in eight Democratic contests in the next four days.

–CNN's Jeff Simon

soundoff (128 Responses)
  1. Jo

    I currently spend $120 per week for health care through my employer, under BO"s plan he would reduce my plan by $2500 per year, this leaves $72 per week for health care. how many americans can afford this plan? If Americans think the big Insurance companies are going to lower your rates and allow you keep the same coverage THINK AGAIN!.

    February 9, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  2. eg

    The media reports that Obama supporters are the affluent ,college educated and the youth, oh and yes the african americans.Hillary supporters are the middle and low income and the poor. Why? The rich support him because they know Hillary cares for and will work to improve the lives of the less fortunate and the rich are scared they won't be able to get away with their greed anymore. The young are just star struck or maybe they're on the same happy stuff and the african americans are being led down the garden path.God help America if Obama gets to the Oval Office, He has no idea what hard work there will be to clean up Bush's mess and I doubt if he will get any respect from the rest of the world.

    February 10, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  3. lala

    Bush...Clinton....Bush...Clinton? Who's next Jebb Bush and then Chelsea. This is why we've lost respect around the world. I am tired of the jokers playing games with our lives in washington. Hillary health care didn't work in the 90's. You want me to believe that she will it right this time? If Hillary gets the nod, we are voting Mc Cain, period.

    Go Obama! If not, go McCain!

    February 10, 2008 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
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