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Obama On The Dignity Of Work

Barack Obama's latest ad hits on themes that are more commonly seen from Republican candidates - getting people off welfare and ending the outsourcing of American jobs. Interesting commentary can be found at MyDD.

Via Ben Smith:
Obama's new spot weaves his biography into themes of his fighting for workers. He also brags of legislation aimed at moving welfare recipients to work. Complete with hard-hats and a mildly wacky scene at the end of Obama joking around in an industrial kitchen.

It's going up in 18 states, 14 of which Bush won in 2004, plus New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The rest: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia.

There is a brewing criticism of the line in the ad in which Obama appears to take credit for slashing welfare rolls by 80%.

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