Producer: Next Generation Advertising
Vets For Freedom: "Skipped"
Running Time: 00:30
Debut Date: 10/01/2008
Ad Buy: statewide in California
Cost: $2.2 million
Summary: The ad hits Obama for holding no oversight hearings on Afghanistan and not spending more time in Iraq.
Script of "Skipped" (TV)
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: Barack Obama skipped 45 percent of Senate votes, but did manage to show up to vote against emergency funding for our troops.
(Text on screen: WashingtonPost.com, Accessed 9/18/08; H.R. 2206, CQ Vote #181; S. 2340, CQ Vote #410)
Obama was chairman of the committee overseeing the fight against al-Qaida in Afghanistan, but never held a single hearing.
(Text on screen: Associated Press, 3/3/08)
BARACK OBAMA [from primary debate]: It is true that we haven't had oversight hearings on Afghanistan.
(Text on screen: Debate, 2/26/08)
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: Obama found time to make 45 trips to Iowa, but only two trips to Iraq.
(Text on screen: Cedar Rapids Gazette, 6/5/08; CNN, 7/21/08)
BRIAN BOWERS: Call Senator Obama and ask him to support Senate Resolution 636.
Vets For Freedom is responsible for the content of this ad.
(Text on screen: Brian Bowers; Iraq War Veteran, Hesperia, CA; Make supporting our troops a priority; (202) 224-2854; Paid for by Vets For Freedom. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.VetsForFreedom.org)