There’s a Phone…and It’s Ringing
On first look, Hillary Clinton’s latest campaign spot looks like an ad for a second-rate home security company. But it quickly takes on presidential proportions.
It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep
But there’s a phone in the White House and it’s ringing
Something’s happening in the world
Your vote will decide who answers that call.
Some are already comparing it to LBJ’s "daisy ad," but that seems a bit extreme.
David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager, was quick with a reply, telling reporters on a conference call this morning that Clinton has already had her "red-phone moment."
"It was in 2002, on the Iraq war," Plouffe said. "She and George Bush and John McCain all gave the wrong answer."
One thing Plouffe wouldn’t comment on: what the Obama camp has planned for two-minute ad blocs it’s bought in Ohio and Texas.