Barack Obama just made himself part of Super Bowl Sunday, running a campaign ad in over 20 states voting next week. A national Super Bowl ad costs over $2.5 million, but Fox refused to run any such ads for presidential campaigns, citing FCC rules that restrict favoritism. So the Obama Campaign plunked down for local ads to get over the hurdle.
The ad features Obama calling on football fans and voters to unite and end the war, fight fear and division, renew the economy and stand up for "something new." It ends with a plea from Obama's speech that "the world as it is is not the world as it has to be." For her part, Hillary Clinton has said she hopes the "New York" teams win on Sunday and Tuesday.