New Obama ads about change -- and McCain's age

Barack Obama's campaign, coming off a bad week, starts battling back with two new ads.

Published September 12, 2008 1:30PM (EDT)

Well, the truce both campaigns called on the anniversary of 9/11 is over (actually, it may have ended a day early, but more on that later). So Barack Obama's campaign has released two new ads, one positive and one decidedly negative.

Both ads are part of the Obama camp's plan to reclaim the "change" mantle from John McCain, who's been trying to take it away lately. The negative ad, titled "Still," makes the case that McCain is out of touch and incapable of bringing touch. There's an unsubtle message about his age in there, too.

And here's the positive ad, "Real Change," which is just Obama himself talking into the camera and explaining his belief about what change is.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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