Let Freedom Ring

"Gaffney/Obama/Biden" 60-second ad run latter part of Oct. 2008 on national cable and in battleground states.


Frank Gaffney: People talk about the United States [Music starts] being the sole superpower.  In fact that's a product of decisions, in some cases decisions that were made 20 years ago by President Reagan.

[No Music] Obama (clip): I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.   I will slow our development of future combat systems.

[Music] Frank Gaffney: The consequences of four years of incompetent government in the military and national security arena could be disastrous.

[No Music] Obama (clips): I will not develop new nuclear weapons.   ...You know where I stand.

[Music] Frank Gaffney: When we see candidates taking positions that unmistakenly convey a determination neither to use military power nor to ensure that they have it at their disposal should it be necessary...they are conveying to our enemies weakness, and weakness invites aggression.

[No Music] Biden (audio clip, very poor quality): "...it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama...  I guarantee you, it's going to happen."

Male Announcer: Let Freedom Ring paid for and is responsible for the content of this advertising.


Notes: Gaffney is identified on screen as Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (Acting), a position he served in during the Reagan Administration.  He is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy.

Thirty-second Gaffney/Obama and Gaffney/Biden versions of this ad were also produced.