Running Time: 00:30
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.
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)