Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ad cites Obama’s Fannie, Freddie ties

At there’s a very effective video ad titled “Part of the Problem.” (click on woman in upper left hand panel)

Here’s the text.

Senator Obama, the papers say that you are benefiting politically from the financial crisis.

But if America knew the facts, I don’t know how they could vote for you.

John McCain tried to blow the whistle on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over two years ago. In 2006, he told the Senate, “For years, I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…. The GSEs need to be reformed without delay.”

No wonder he didn’t get their political contributions. And who opposed the reforms John McCain was calling for? Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd, and John Kerry.

WOMAN: Wait, it gets better. Guess who received campaign contributions from the people who drove Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae into the ground? Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd and John Kerry.

MAN: John McCain saw this coming. You, Senator Obama, have been part of the problem.

What happens when we elect a Senator who’s part of the biggest financial crisis in U.S. history? Please, America, let’s never find out.

Paid for by Let Freedom Ring, which is responsible for the content of this ad.

Hat tip: AC