‘Invisible’ Clinton

By Ed O'Keefe

Aug 13, 2007 3:08pm

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Senator Hillary Clinton’s, D-N.Y., first ad in Iowa will begin airing on Tuesday. The theme: "You are not invisible."

Clinton begins by saying, "As I travel around America I hear from so many people who feel like they’re just invisible to their government."

Unlike Democratic nomination rival Senator Barack Obama’s ads, D-Ill., there is no need for a formal introduction; the former first lady assumes the viewer knows who she is and promptly launches into attack mode.

"I never thought I would see that our soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this President but they’re not invisible to me," Clinton claims in the ad which feels more focused on November 2008 rather than the present.

This is a big week in Iowa. Both Obama and former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., are planning bus tours through the state. Clinton plans to be there for a few days, but the timing of this advertisement sends the message that Iowa is important to Clinton and the upcoming Democratic Debate hosted by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in a special edition of ‘This Week’ is important as well.

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