Obama Ad Responds To Coming Attacks, Calling McCain Erratic

Obama Ad Responds To Coming Attacks, Calling McCain Erratic

Responding quickly to the character assaults being launched his way, Barack Obama is out with a new ad Sunday morning that, while attempting to place his candidacy above the fray, also digs John McCain as "erratic."

"Three quarters of a million jobs lost this year. Our financial system in turmoil. And John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy. No wonder his campaign's announced a plan to "turn a page on the financial crisis"...distract with dishonest, dishonorable "assaults" against Barack Obama."

The spot, titled "This Year," is a familiar touch for those who have followed Obama's campaign strategy. He denounces news of an impending attack - in this case a McCain strategist telling the Washington Post that the Arizona Republican wants to shine the spotlight more on Obama's personal associations and fitness for office - while simultaneously taking a whack himself. It has worked, to certain degrees in the primary and general election.

The ad, the campaign says, will air on national cable starting on Monday,

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