A Couple of Closing Ads in Iowa

Here’s Hillary Clinton’s closing ad for the Iowa caucuses. It’s worth a watch:


MSNBC reports that both “Clinton and Obama have bought two minutes of airtime for their closing ads during tonight’s local newscasts in Iowa and that Edwards has bought 60 seconds.”

We have seen links of both Clinton’s and Edwards’ and have posted on First Read. The Obama campaign is not releasing the ad before it airs, but First Read has obtained a copy.

Obama, wearing a dark suit and speaking in front of a dark background, stresses a sense of urgency, telling caucus-goers to ask, “[W]ho can take us in a fundamentally new direction? I’m running to finally solve problems we talk about year after year after year to end the division, obscene influence of lobbyists, and the politics that values scoring points over making progress.

“We can’t afford more of that. Not this year. Not now. I’ve spent my life working for change that has made a real difference in the lives of real people.”

He then touts his biography — that he “passed up a job on Wall Street — to fight joblessness and poverty on the streets of Chicago when the local steel plant closed.” He also points to legislative achievements and that he is “not a perfect man. And I won’t be a perfect president. But I can promise you this. I will always tell you where I stand and what I think. I will listen to you when we disagree.”

He closes with, “I will carry your voices to the White House and I will fight for you every day I am there. So I ask you to caucus tomorrow. Not just for me but for your hopes, for your dreams, for the America you believe is possible.”

You can watch Obama’s ad here. I looked for the Edwards ad and couldn’t find it. If anyone sees it, drop us a link in the comments.

UPDATE: The Left Coaster has Bill Richardson’s closing argument.

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One Response to A Couple of Closing Ads in Iowa

  1. Damn! I’m far out on the ranch my Aircard can’t get a pure download of the video. But I got the gist. One great line that I saw, and I think it’s a great line from a political point of view not because it was Clinton’s, “Stand up for me for one night and I’ll stand up for you for 4 years.”

    Great closing argument.

    I can’t believe that Obama is actually in an effective lead in an area like Iowa. We’ll see. I’ll be glued to the TV starting at 5PM tonight.

    Goddamn, anyone but a poser like Obama. (Apologies to all Obama supporters!)