New Obama ad: "Parachute"

Obama camp uses the bailout crisis to hit high-paid CEOs.

Published September 29, 2008 4:22PM (EDT)

The Obama campaign has a new ad, titled "Parachute," that hammers home the economic populist message. "You've got corporate executives who are giving themselves million-dollar golden parachutes and leaving workers high and dry," Obama says in the ad. "That's wrong. It's an outrage."

Extra-special bonus: The video includes a nice little dig on Golden Girl Carly Fiorina and her $42 million out-the-door money.

The electoral formula is pretty simple: The more people are thinking about the economy, the worse things are going to get for John McCain.

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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