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blog.washingtonpost.com — With just five days left before the Ohio-Texas Two-Step, Sen. Hillary Clinton's (N.Y.) campaign is out with a provocative new ad that raises the specter of a future world crisis and asks voters who they would want in the White House if such an event occurred.

"One of the most important duties of the President is ensuring the safety of the American people," said retired General Wesley Clark of the commercial. "Inevitably, another national security crisis will occur. And when it does, voters shouldn't have to wonder whether their President will be ready. As President, Hillary will be ready to act swiftly and decisively."

While Sen. Barack Obama's (Ill.) name is never mentioned either in the ad or in Clark's comments, it's clear that the goal of the spot is to contrast Clinton's "ready on day one" experience with the alleged dearth of experience that the Illinois Senator would bring to the table.

On a conference call this morning, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe dismissed the ad as a "shop-worn tactic" and struck back at Clinton in harsh tones. "Senator Clinton has already had her red-phone moment," he said, noting that not only had Clinton voted for the 2002 use-of-force resolution against Iraq but that she also "did not read the National Intelligence Estimate so she didn't do her homework either."

Here's the ad, which began running this morning in Texas:

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How do you frame this ad published by the Clinton campaign?
Real crisis
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Fear -mongering
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Posted 2241 days ago
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The real question, who's taking sleeping pills.
Posted 2241 days ago
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I think the ad is excellent. Hillary 08!!

A 'fear-mongering" ad would be images of fire bombs and crying, praying people, and NYC buildings falling down, and nuclear weapons, and mechanical marching soldiers, and then contrasting that with bright sunny Americana images of waving flags on porches and children laughing and running on their bright green safe front lawns.
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Posted 2241 days ago
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Is that here only message for March 4th. No wonder she is in search of a Miracle.

OBAMA 2008!
Posted 2241 days ago
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Me thinks da paranoia is settin' in! I think human beings everywhere will find this a 'comforting' message. Hillary has spoken LOUDEST for our children and so this ad is keeping with 'her theme'. Once again it's okay for Obama to look beyond the primary but not Hillary? Since so many of the democratic Obama supporting bloggers have been so BLATENTLY disrespectful of Hillary, I do believe if he gets the nomination I will be voting 'PRESENT' on My ballot in the General election. I don't know how Obama can expect Hillary supporters to unite with such malicious talk from his supporters! Maybe we deserve another 4 years of the Republicans if we are getting so 'down and dirty' among the democrats; especially since he's always saying "I agree with Hillary"!
Posted 2241 days ago
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Fear-mongering???? What else can be made up to attack Hillary with?? Your scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit-do you think?
Posted 2240 days ago
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It's a realistic and important ad, and it's true that there will (OF COURSE) be a crisis somewhere in the world or at home for the next President to deal with. Hillary is the only one who knows what she is doing.

Hillary 08!

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Posted 2240 days ago
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visit obamatruth.org and hillaryspeaksforme.com
Posted 2240 days ago
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This ought to be simple, since Obama has responded with a Plagiarized ad of his own. They both seem to think so.

Agree with ChrisAndrews72 - who's using sleeping pills
Posted 2240 days ago
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When both candidates are claiming this scenario to be real and fair, then it should not be considered fear mongering. Unless you consider it fear mongering from both sides.
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