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

Obama camp responds to Clinton ad with one of their own

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/29/art.obamaadres.cnn.jpg caption=" 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. eva

    Sen.Obama you did not vote against the war. You were only " talking "against the war, and after talk , you were fallowed Sen Clinton pattern voting the same way as she did.

    February 29, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. ABB - Illinois

    Does Obama do anything original? He copies others speeches, agrees with all of Hillary's debate answers and now he even copies her ads.

    February 29, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Concerned Canadian

    One more thing. Since Obama says he always agrees with Hillary, if he were President and a crisis came up in the middle of the night, he'd call Hillary and ask her what should he do !!

    Hillary Clinton for President.....pleeeeeeze !!!!!

    February 29, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. kabanako

    Obama is the man to lead american people to peace in the world. We are tired of the "dynasty" Bush-Clinton. We need a change and it will come from only one man"OBAMA"

    February 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. ABG

    Well said BG from Texas. I do not want somebody who is spouting sending troops to Pakistan thereby getting us into another war answering that 3 AM call. I also do not want someone who says it will be "cool" to sit in the Oval Office. Is he running for himself or for us? I am beginning to wonder.

    February 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Larry Dickman - IA

    To all of those who actions mean more than words, what has Senator Clinton done? What has she done to work with the Republicans? That is the only way anything is going to get done in the future.

    What has she done in Foreign Policy, and relying on her years as First Lady does not qualify her.

    Do we really want someone in the White House again who is a very polarizing person?

    Something to think about.

    February 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. Natasha Redgrove

    Who is Obama's opponent... Bill or hillary ?

    February 29, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. Kenneth

    I guess what comes around, goes around. And, I am really sick of this experience thing Hillary is running on. I'll take better judgement with less experience over lousy judgement with more experience any day. Look at people like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. They are old as dirt and have made some serious mistakes. And, you can not blame Obama for having less experience than Hillary (if she actually does). She is about 15 years older than he is. Is she practicing age discrimination?

    February 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. ml

    Obama denounced Hillary's video – but then he he did the same one? Should we understand that he is denouncing himself also?
    Spreads confusion – should we trust his first words, or second, or third, or...........?
    Hillary is steady!

    February 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  10. Closely Watching

    Judgment does matter. Some may say it is not exactly apples to apples, but I have seen many instances in the workforce when a 20-year veteran makes a questionable or wrong call while the new guy (or gal) pegs it. This is commonly known as thinking outside the box...a fresh face often brings fresh perspective.

    While anything can happen on Super Tuesday II, so far the majority of the voters have used their judgment to put Senator Obama in the lead in the number of states won, the majority of the popular vote and the most pledged delegates. And hardly a day goes by when at least one of the super delegates exercises their judgment and endorses Senator Obama. While there is still a chance Senator Clinton will walk away the winner my better judgment would bet my last dollar on Senator Obama.

    Obama '08

    February 29, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  11. MAC

    Barack fell for Hiilary's ad and then stooped down to the same level. Better to stay above the fray Sen. Obama.

    February 29, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  12. Donna

    Obama only has one answer as usual. Gee I made the right vote. Where was that on his usual stump speech! I feel sorry for this country if they don't wake up to this man and his lack of experience. He was not in the Senate to vote. Makes it easy for someone to say I voted no. He sure has voted to support since being in the Senate. He sure didn't use good judgement when making deals as a lawyer.

    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. ABG

    Great. Obama parrots Hillary Clinton's comments in the debates. Now he is copying her ads. Does he have one plan that is his own? Sending troops to Pakistan is NOT a good plan. If the only thing he has is her Iraq vote, I am not interested in trusting him with my destiny. I wonder how he would have voted since he said in 2004 HE was not sure what he would have done. He is too unknown for me to trust my life to good speeches.

    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. CosmicConservative

    The most eye-opening thing to me in all the political "ticker" stories on CNN is the blazing hatred that liberals have for conservatives. It's a sort of hatred that they never show for our enemies. And it is a hatred that has grown so profound that they routinely ignore facts and history.

    Time and again the whole "Bush took us to war" theme comes up. As if the majority of Democrats (including John Kerry and Hillary Clinton) did not vote to go to war based on the same intelligence that Bush had.

    Here's the deal. If Barack Obama did NOT go to war with Iraq based on the intelligence we had at the time, he is not fit to be President. And if he has a similar situation in the future and with the same sort of intelligence is provided he had better go to war if this country intends to survive.

    The intelligence was partly wrong, but you have to make decisions based on the knowledge you have at the time. And the fact that the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans agreed on the right course of action provides pretty good evidence for the decision of going to war being a sound one.

    Obama wants to claim that he would have made a decision THEN based on what we know NOW. And you Obama supporters are buying it. And if he gets in the White House and has to make that decision, he will KNOW that his supporters will turn on him if the makes the RIGHT NATIONAL SECURITY choice, because he is promising right now to make the WRONG one.

    God help us all if Obama wins. I don't care for Hillary or McCain, but Obama is a babe in the woods when it comes to being President. He is another Jimmy Carter with better looks and a better speech writer. But the end result will be the same. Reduced U.S. prestige, reduced U.S. military might, reduced U.S. geopolitical impact and increased threat to all of us.

    But those blinded by hate now will not see it until it is far too late. Blinded by a personality cult and hatred of their ideological opponents.

    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. Carole

    You took out my comment – and so quickly too. You guys have no sense of humor whatsoever!!!


    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |

    obama is ready for changes.

    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  17. Steve in Albuquerque, NM

    Keep trying Cluckabee!

    February 29, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. hahah

    wow obama you top it goooooooddddddd... obama 08.

    February 29, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. Check reality again!

    Reality Check wrote- I don't want Hillary to win by more so I don't want Michelle Obama to step fot in the W.H

    That statement kind of summarizes why Hillary has lost 11 in a row. She focused more on the message of Hate than Hope. Keep on saying negative things about Barack Obama and he will keep on wipping the floor with Hillary!

    Just as Bush doesn't know that price of gasoline in some States is $4.00/G, the Hillary people don't know that Obama is winning these primaries. Now thats a reality check!!

    February 29, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. Gym Jones and Nose-job Bob

    Question for America:

    who do YOU want to answer the phone at 3 a.m. ?

    February 29, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  21. washdc

    It's not that Obama can't "invent his own ad!" It's that he is not the one putting out negative ads against fellow Dems! Quite Rovian...

    February 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. Claire

    Fantastic work Obama camp! I am proud to support you.

    February 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. john williams san diego, ca.

    Fools for Hillary–so sad to see her ambition swept away by the reality of too much baggage.

    February 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. texas

    texas for obama ...

    February 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. EFabian

    Again my post was deleted. CNN I absolutely cannot believe you.

    Anyhow, this is hypocracy of the highest order and I CANNOT believe the Obama fanaticals do not see it.

    Obama today denouced Hillary for using "scare tactics".

    What do you call this ad? It basically steals the premise of the Clinton add. The guy is a hypocrite.

    February 29, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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