Obama camp releases post-debate attack ad

The latest spot from the Democratic campaign uses footage from Tuesday's debate to criticize John McCain's health are plan.

By Alex Koppelman
Published October 8, 2008 2:28PM (EDT)

Barack Obama's campaign is already out with a new ad that uses footage from Tuesday night's debate to hit John McCain on his healthcare plan.

The spot, titled "Taketh," replays a snippet of McCain talking about the plan, saying, "I want to give every American a $5,000 refundable tax credit." Then it repeats Obama's response from the debate: "He says that he's going to give you a $5,000 tax credit. What he doesn't tell you is that he's going to tax your employer-based healthcare benefits, for the first time ever ... so what one hand giveth, the other hand taketh away."

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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