The Barrack Obama campaign Thursday announced the release of its first television advertisement for the general election, which begins airing in Virginia on Friday. The 60-second ad, entitled Country I Love, will begin airing in 17 other states across the country Friday to highlight how shared values have shaped Senator Obamas life.
In the spot, Senator Obama speaks to voters about the core values this nation was founded on and how they have guided him to work hard for his education, to bypass jobs on Wall Street to work as a community organizer, and to lead the fight for Americas families and veterans as an Illinois and United States Senator.
The ad presents Senator Obamas record of passing laws to reform welfare, to cut taxes for working families, and to ensure Americas veterans have the health care they deserve.
In addition to Virginia, the ad will air in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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Country I Love
OBAMA: Im Barack Obama.
America is a country of strong families and strong values. My lifes been blessed by both.
I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. We didnt have much money, but they taught me values straight from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. Accountability and self-reliance. Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as youd like to be treated. Its what guided me as I worked my way up taking jobs and loans to make it through college.
Its what led me to pass up Wall Street jobs and go to Chicago instead, helping neighborhoods devastated when steel plants closed.
Thats why I passed laws moving people from welfare to work, cut taxes for working families and extended health care for wounded troops whod been neglected.
I approved this message because Ill never forget those values, and if I have the honor of taking the oath of office as President, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.