The Obama campaign showcased Friday morning the ad they will be running during the course of the Olympics. Titled "Hands," the spot is heavy on energy and economic issues, tying the development of alternative power sources to the creation of new jobs.
Thirty-seconds in length, only half the advertisement is devoted to Obama's proposals. Nevertheless, the fact that the campaign has devoted considerable resources to the spot -- $5 million -- serves as a strong reflection of the important role energy is playing in the campaign.
For an illustration of the drastic difference in tone between the Obama and McCain campaigns, contrast this ad with the one McCain released Friday morning.