Campaign AdWatch: First and Ten

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The rap on Obama has been that he's a guy who can make a powerful speech, but too often comes up short on specifics where his plans and policies are concerned. That's why his campaign's decision to spend a fortune on a Superbowl ad buy was so shrewd, as it gave the candidate an opportunity to reach the widest possible audience and get into the meat of his policy proposals, proving beyond a doubt that--HA HA JUST KIDDING. The ad he ran is the same ad he's been running for months, about how we want diplomacy and jobs and to stop hurricanes and to text HOPE to 62262 so that your cellphone will know hope forever and ever.

So: not original. But considering it didn't feature racist panda bears or Carlos Mencia or babies spitting up on webcams, we're calling it a net win.

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