Obama Talks Straight: Launches Serious Ad on Economy

Obama sums up his economic reform proposals in TV ad that has more details than sniping.

As the Wall Street meltdown continues and the cumulative costs of government-backed bank bailouts rivals the cost of the war in Iraq, the Obama campaign released a two-minute television advertisement that seeks to set a serious tone for economic debate and reform.

The text of the ad reads:
Steven Rosenfeld is a senior fellow at and co-author of What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election, with Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman (The New Press, 2006).