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Obama Responds to Clinton Radio Ad

Barack Obama is responding to Hillary Clinton's newest radio ad with a radio ad of his own.

"Fill" is a 60-second message that outlines what exactly he meant when he said "I don't take money from oil companies."

Here's the script:

Across Pennsylvania, we're living the problems. An economy in shambles. Families struggling. Gas prices close to four dollars a gallon.
What's Hillary Clinton's answer? Misleading negative ads.
Here's the truth. While she's played political games, it's Barack Obama who's taken on the oil companies, demanding higher gas mileage standards and a larger investment in alternative energy. It's Obama who's worked to strip tax breaks from the oil giants as they roll up record profits. And he's the only candidate who doesn't take a dime from oil company PACs or lobbyists. The only one.
The Federal Election Commission reports that Clinton's taken more from Big Oil and other PACs and lobbyists than any other candidate, Democrat or Republican. The same old Washington politics isn't going to lift our economy or bring down gas prices. So if you've had your fill of that...
Vote for change we can believe in, Barack Obama for President.
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In addition the radio ads, Clinton and Obama are running a combined 10 TV ads across Pennsylvania.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 10, 2008; 4:25 PM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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Why is Obama not commenting on the Bush-Cheney energy bill for which he voted. Why can't he respond to the real charge? No use talking about other issues. May be Obama made a mistake. If so why not admit it?

Posted by: Nathan | April 10, 2008 7:02 PM

Where is Barack Obama? I'm in Pennsylvania. Gas just went up from $3.25 to $3.29 a gallon where I live. His last ad said it was $3.50 a gallon, and now he's saying it's $4.00? Really? He doesn't sound credible to me.

I also considered his ad about not taking money from big oil misleading.

Posted by: Rothman | April 10, 2008 7:04 PM

Rothman: He said "close" to $4.00 a gallon, not $4.00 a gallon. I'm not sure what your prices are in PA, but in Oregon it is very close to $4.00 a gallon for premium.

The point of the add, however, is that he does not take PAC or lobby money from oil companies or any company or industry for that matter. He has millions of individual donars, and some may be individuals who work for oil companies that donate to him, but that comes from their own personal income, not the industry.

Posted by: njs | April 11, 2008 12:20 AM

All you have to do is read the other article here on WP.com and find out about where all is campaign $$$ is coming from.

He has had individuals' who work in the oil and gas industry "bundling" contributions for his campaign; so... you take their money as long as it is a family deal?

I'd give that commercial a pinocchio

Posted by: IllinoisVoter | April 11, 2008 12:32 AM

So if you work for an oil company and you support obama's campaign. does that mean you can't donate money to his campaign? That is absurd! As long as the money is not from the industry. That is all fine!

Posted by: Grace | April 11, 2008 2:33 AM

Obama, is the real deal. People of Pennsylvania you all must think if you all want a real change in Washington our concerns will be heard concerning Health care and Educations and good paying jobs (Unions) Blue Collars workers and bring this war to an end and also bring this country together in a postive way that is good for all Americans Vote Obama. Obama is the only one that can produce this kind of change that this country needs not this same old game that is played time and time in Washington. Obama Vote Obama

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:08 AM

Obama, is the real deal. People of Pennsylvania you all must think if you all want a real change in Washington our concerns will be heard concerning Health care and Educations and good paying jobs (Unions) Blue Collars workers and bring this war to an end and also bring this country together in a postive way that is good for all Americans Vote Obama. Obama is the only one that can produce this kind of change that this country needs not this same old game that is played time and time in Washington. Obama Vote Obama

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:08 AM

Obama, is the real deal. People of Pennsylvania you all must think if you all want a real change in Washington our concerns will be heard concerning Health care and Educations and good paying jobs (Unions) Blue Collars workers and bring this war to an end and also bring this country together in a postive way that is good for all Americans Vote Obama. Obama is the only one that can produce this kind of change that this country needs not this same old game that is played time and time in Washington. Obama Vote Obama

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:08 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:16 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:20 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:20 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:20 AM

People of Pennsylvania Vote Obama if you want to see real change in Washington. Obama will take our concerns like health care and Educations and good jobs and the Union's concerns and help blue collar workers and end this long draw out war that never should of took place in the first place. People of Pennsylvania if you don't want the same games that Washington has play on Americans Vote Obama.

Posted by: Renee | April 11, 2008 3:20 AM

Would you expect otherwise from these Clintonites comments? They'll act all dumb in not accepting the facts.

Posted by: Buj | April 11, 2008 3:21 AM

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