WISCONSINREPORT.COM (02/09/08) - The Barack Obama campaign for President of the United States started airing its second TV ad in Wisconsin, in which Obama highlights his commitment to changing the system in Washington and providing health care for all Americans. The ad, titled Mother, opens with Obama talking directly to the camera about how his mother was burdened by a failing health care system as she battled cancer during the last few months of her life. It goes on to point out that it takes a Democrat like him to change things in Washington D.C. in order to get things done.
"For twenty years Washington's talked about health care reform and reformed nothing," Obama says in the ad.
"I've got a plan to cut costs and cover everyone. But unless we both stand up to special interests and are able to convince independents and some Republicans to support the plan, we'll be in the same place 20 years from now."
Script of the ad "Mother":
"My mother died of cancer at 53. In those last painful months, she was more worried about paying her medical bills than getting well. I hear stories like hers everyday.
For 20 years Washington has talked about health care reform and reformed nothing. I've got a plan to cut costs and cover everyone. But unless we stop the bickering and the lobbyists we will be in the same place twenty years from now.
I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message because to fix health care we have to fix Washington."
OTHER DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CAMPAIGN NEWS
The Clinton Campaign today announced that Senator Clinton has accepted an invitation to participate in an ABC/WISN-TV/Marquette University Law School/Wispolitics.com Debate.
The debate will be held at Marquette University and moderated by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who will be joined by a small panel of Wisconsin journalists.
“We believe that the people of Wisconsin deserve no less than to hear directly from the candidates themselves,” said Heather Colburn, Wisconsin campaign organizing director.
“This debate will be an excellent opportunity to for Senator Clinton to share her bold plans for our country with voters across the Badger State,” Colburn stated.
The time, place and date of the debate have not been announced at this time.
The Hillary Clinton campaign for President of the U.S. has also confirmed that she will attend the Wisconsin Democratic Party Founders Day Gala in Milwaukee, February 16, 20098. That's three days before the February 19 Wisconsin Presidential Primary.