Obama for America

"Sold Us Out"
30-second ad run in key states, Sept. 19, 2008

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Obama (voiceover): I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.

[Music] Male Announcer: Corning shuts down its plant in Pennsylvania.

Hundreds lose their jobs.
Then the workers are rehired to disassemble the plant.  And ship the equipment to China.
Washington sold them out.

With the help of people like John McCain.
He supported tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
And voted against cracking down on China for unfair trade practices.

We can’t afford more of the same.

Notes: This ad was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI.  McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds responded with this statement:

Notes: The campaign's press release states that, "The ad highlights the 2004 shutdown of the Corning plant in State College, Pennsylvania, causing hundreds of workers to lose their jobs -- only to be briefly rehired in order to ship the equipment to a new facility in China, whose unfair trade practices have long been protected by the Bush-McCain economic policies."