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2008 POLITICAL ADS: WHITE HOUSE

Barack Obama for President: "Can't Explain"

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Barack Obama for President: "Can't Explain"

 

Debut Date: 10/03/2008

Ad Buy: "national cable"

Cost: not disclosed

 

Summary: Obama attacks McCain over his plan for health care reform.

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Script of "Can't Explain" (TV)

(Text on screen: McCain's Health Plan: What she said. October 2, 2008)

SARAH PALIN: He's proposing a five thousand dollar tax credit for families so that they can get out there and they can purchase their own health care coverage.

(Text on screen: What she didn't say.)

JOE BIDEN: Do you know how John McCain pays for his five thousand dollar tax credit?

He taxes as income every one of you out there, every one of you listening who has a health care plan through your employer.

(Text on screen: Taxing health benefits for the first time ever. Source: The New York Times 5/1/08)

Taxing your health care benefit: I call that the ultimate "Bridge to Nowhere."

GWEN IFILL [v/o]: Thank you, senator.

(Text on screen: The McCain health tax: What they can't explain.)

BARACK OBAMA [v/o]: I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message.

(Text on screen: Paid for by Obama For America)

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