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Obama Advertising In, Flying Across Iowa

Barack Obama is spending most of this week in Iowa, as reported by washingtonpost.com's award-winning Campaign Tracker. But as The Post's Dan Balz reports in sister blog The Trail, Obama's schedule "was not supposed to include a stop Tuesday night in the Des Moines airport." But, "sometimes even in tightly scheduled presidential campaigns, the best-laid travel plans end up with a candidate about 100 miles away from where he needs to be."

Sen. Obama later told Dan and other reporters what happened:

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Meanwhile, Obama's campaign is airing a new ad in the Hawkeye State, called "High and Dry." It's about the senator's proposals to strengthen retirement security. The 30-second spot stars David Hartgrave, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His pension "was raided" the campaign says, when his company's directors pulled $19 million from the company pension fund.

"Barack Obama's going to look out for me," Hartgrave says.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  November 8, 2007; 11:06 AM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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The sad thing is unfortunately Mr. Hartgrave, Mr. Obama has no such plans. Infact he thinks all the fights that we have fought since the 60's with social and economic equality are even irrelevant. It is sad but that is what he said and there are plenty of articles regarding that statement he made on 7th of November, online as well as print if you google for them. So dont pin your hopes on the wrong horse, since that horse is a mule in disguise.

Posted by: chris | November 8, 2007 7:45 PM

wow chris, that might be the biggest distortion of a candidate's message I have read in a while. You should send in a resume to the sean hannity show or fox news.

Posted by: dave | November 9, 2007 3:06 PM

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