The Indiana and North Carolina primaries are tomorrow, and the Democrats are running new ads right up the wire. The latest batch have come in just today, with Clinton attacking Obama over her gas tax proposal, and Obama attacking Clinton for attacking him (using the New York Times as a foil).
Clinton is running ads in both states, while Obama's newest ad is only in Indiana- a sign, perhaps, of confidence of his chances in the Tarheel state.
See the ads below along with their transcipts, and check out the links below for all the latest HuffPost coverage of tomorrow's contests.
Chris Cizzila weighs in on what the two ads say about the candidates:
Over the past two months or so some of that shine has worn off Obama as he has been beset by the ongoing controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his own comments about small town voters being "bitter" about their life circumstances.
The latest Clinton ad seeks to tie into that emerging narrative, asking "What happened to Barack Obama?" The more Clinton and her campaign can cast Obama as just another politician, the better the chance she has of making the case that she is the better choice for a general election....
As the campaign has developed, Clinton has seen the number of people who believe her to be honest and trustworthy plummet. Obama's ad is aimed at reinforcing that notion in voters' mind, asking them to ask themselves whether they can believe anything that Clinton says at this point. If Obama can convince voters that Clinton is a flawed messenger, her attacks on him -- no matter how pointed or on point -- will be ineffective.
Barack Obama: Hometown
[Announcer]"A war that should never have been waged. An economy in turmoil. Record prices at the pump. America held hostage to foreign oil."
"And what does Hillary Clinton offer us?
"More of the same old negative politics.
"Her hometown newspaper says she's taking the low road - her attacks do nothing but harm.
"The same old Washington politics won't fix our problems.
"We need honest answers... And a president we can trust.
BO: "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message."
Hillary Clinton :What's Happened
[Announcer]: What has happened to Barack Obama?
Woman: Right now we are living paycheck to paycheck.
[Announcer]: He is attacking Hillary's plan to give you a break on gas prices because he doesn't have one.
Man: The price of gas going up.
Woman: It's hard to fill up the tank.
[Announcer]: Hillary wants the oil companies to pay for the gas tax this summer - so you don't have to.
[Announcer]: Barack Obama want you to keep paying; $8 billion in all. Hillary is the one who gets it.
Man: Hillary Clinton is the candidate who is going fight for working people.
I am Hillary Clinton and I approved this message
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