Obama Discusses Father In New Ad
A new Barack Obama ad airing in New Hampshire draws out some personal comments about the senator's past. "Chances I Had" focuses on the senator's education policy proposals, but also manages to make mention of his childhood.
"My parents weren't rich, my father left me when I was very young. The one thing I was able to get was a great education," he says. "Government alone is not going to solve the problem. We need parents to turn off the television, and instill in our children a sense of excellence," he says.
The ad hits Granite State airwaves as the latest CBS News-New York Times poll shows Obama trailing Sen. Hillary Clinton by 15 points. Do you think a brief mention of the senator's childhood in an ad about education can help close the gap? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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