Democrats are more nervous about Barack Obama's prospects than they were a month ago, the New York Times reports. Maybe his new ad -- a jauntier, more aggressive attack than the campaign has released before -- will help. To the tune of Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," a vocalist sings of John McCain: "I'm not up on the economy ... don't know much about industry ... really can't explain the price of gas ... or what has happened to the middle class." At the end, the ad features no less than three pictures of McCain and President Bush together, with the lyrics "If I could be just like you ... what a wonderful world it would be." A narrator concludes, "Do we really want four more years of the same old tune?" Watch:
The ad is running on national cable and in battleground states.
"I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message."
I'm not up on the economy
SUPER: "Economics is not something I've understood as well as I should" - John McCain, December, 2007
Don't know much about industry.
Really can't explain the price of gas,
Or what has happened to the middle class.
SUPER: Voted with Bush 90% of the time.
But I know that one and one is two.
And if I could be just like you
What a wonderful world this would be.
SUPER: We can't afford more of the same.
Do we really want four more years of the same old tune?