Muckraker: Grist on Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama released a new television ad on energy prices yesterday — a direct response to John McCain’s recent ad blaming Obama for high gas prices.

“Have you seen John McCain’s TV ad?” the Obama ad asks. “John McCain is blaming Barack Obama for gas prices. The same old politics.”

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“Barack Obama thinks high gas prices deserve serious answers, and a serious plan: Crack down on oil speculators, raise mileage standards, and fast-track alternative fuels,” the ad continues.

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Watch it:

The “Old Politics” ad is airing on TV stations in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, and Wisconsin.