hat tip to Greg Sargent at TPM.com who got the ad first
Obama Campaign Airs New PA TV Ads
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Obama campaign has begun airing four new television ads in Pennsylvania.
In Quiet, which began airing yesterday, Obama stresses Washington’s failure to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reveals his willingness to take on tough issues in front of challenging audiences—like telling automakers that as President he won’t stand for them blocking higher fuel standards for our cars.
Maya, which begins today, features Senator Obama’s sister, grandmother, and wife discussing the values that he will bring to the White House and his commitment to creating a world in which every child has the same opportunities that his daughters have.
One Voice, which begins today, highlights Senator Obama’s belief that we are capable of coming together as a country to tackle our greatest challenges and encourages every American to take ownership of the political process.
In Mother, which begins today, Obama recounts how his mother was burdened by a failing health care system as she battled cancer during the last few months of her life. He then discusses his deeply personal commitment to changing Washington and reforming our nation’s health care system. Obama’s universal health care plan will cover every American and cut health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 per year.
Scripts for the new ads are below:
Quiet – Barack Obama: I don’t accept that we should be still sending eight hundred million dollars a day, part to hostile nations because of our addiction to foreign oil. And in the bargain we’re melting the polar ice caps.
I went to Detroit to insist that we have to increase fuel efficiency standards. Now, I have to admit, the room got kind of quiet.
We can’t just tell people what they want to hear. We need to tell them what they need to hear. We need to tell them the truth.
One Voice – Barack Obama: It’s with your power. It’s with your voices, that we’re going to be able to make a difference.
One voice can change a room. And if it can change a room, it can change a city. And if it can change a city, it can change a state. And if it can change a state, it can change a nation. If it can change a nation, it can change the world. Let’s go change the world.
Maya – Maya Soetoro-Ng: People recognize themselves in Barack and they feel understood by him. In part that's because he listens so well.
Madelyn Dunham: Well, I think it's given him a lot of depth and a broadness of view.
Michelle Obama: Barack and I talk all the time about making sure that our girls can imagine any kind of world for themselves with no barriers.
Maya Soetoro-Ng: He wants to make sure that everybody's children have the opportunities that his daughters have.
Mother – Barack Obama: My mother died of cancer at fifty-three. In those last, painful months, she was more worried about paying her medical bills than getting well.
I hear stories like her’s everyday.
For twenty years, Washington's talked about health care reform - and reformed nothing.
I’ve got a plan to cut costs and cover everyone. But unless we stop the bickering and the lobbyists, we’ll be in the same place 20 years from now.
I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message because to fix health care, we have to fix Washington.