Didn’t Democrats Once Accuse Republicans of Terrorism Fear Mongering … Clinton Ad Draws Ire of Obama
Wasn’t it Democrats that always complained about fear mongering?
Every since the 9–11 attacks in 2001 Democrats have consistently accused Republicans of using fear mongering ads during elections. Now it appears that Hillary Clinton seems to think that protecting the United States from terrorists foreign foes is an important role of a president and does so in the following ad. The Clinton ad certainly cast doubts on Barack Obama’s readiness. And so it should.
Playing on anxieties about national security, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has produced a “red phone moment” advertisement that suggests she would be better able to respond to a crisis than Senator Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton’s New Ad
Later the Obama campaign released a new ad to respond directly to the one from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. It says in part: “It’s 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone ringing in the White House. Something’s happening in the world. 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.”
Obama, an Illinois senator, has a 6-point edge on Clinton in Texas, 48 percent to 42 percent. He trails Clinton 44 percent to 42 percent in Ohio — well within the poll’s margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.