Obama Steps up Social Security Message in TV Ad

Oct 28, 2007 1:57pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: Fresh off the heels of a social security speech in which he singled out Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., has release a new TV ad on social security state in Iowa.

Entitled "Wind" the ad shows Senator Obama saying, "I don’t want to just put my finger out to the wind and see what the polls say. I want to bring the country together to solve a problem."

Obama does on to say that "If we have failed to have a real, honest conversation about Social Security, it will not get fixed."

Obama’s plan for social security includes protecting benefits, ending exemptions for the wealthily and is against privatization.

You can view the ad by clicking HERE.

Saturday, at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa the Senator addressed his plan for social security and also blasted his top opponent senator Clinton, D-Ill., for "dodging" answering specifics, "When Senator Clinton was asked about it, she wouldn’t say what she thought needed to be done…..I reject that notion…..a candidate for President owes it to the American people to tell us where they stand."

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