Republican's Obama Ad: Both Possess Same "Hopefulness" (VIDEO)

09/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

First Oregon Senator Gordon Smith did it --twice. Now another Republican is touting his connection to Barack Obama in a campaign ad -- Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays. While Smith merely noted that he had worked on legislation with the Democratic nominee, Shays declares that the share a common attribute: "hopefulness." (He also claims John McCain's "straight talk." Watch: