Newest Clinton ad plays on security fears

Hillary Clinton's campaign targets parents of young children and asks who they want answering the phone in the White House.

Topics: 2008 Elections, Hillary Rodham Clinton, War Room,

For its latest television spot, released just days before the all-important votes on March 4, Hillary Clinton‘s campaign didn’t pull any punches. The campaign didn’t even pull the punch that’s been used almost exclusively by Republicans this cycle, creating a spot that’s aimed at parents’ fears for their children’s safety and national security. This latest ad — titled only “Children” — was created by Roy Spence, who also produced the red phone ad Walter Mondale used against Gary Hart in 1984. Video of the Clinton ad is below.

Update: Via Ben Smith, here’s the Mondale ad.

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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