Thursday, November 1, 2007
Dodd says he, not Clinton, can pass healthcare
Chris Dodd took his share of shots at Hillary Clinton during this week's debate, questioning her electability and forcing her muddled reply on whether she supports driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Now, in the first sort-of negative ad of the campaign, the Connecticut senator gigs Clinton again, suggesting that she is too polarizing to follow through on universal health care.
In the 30-second ad, John and Jesse, fictional barbers in Winterset, Iowa, see a snippet of a Clinton healthcare ad, then wonder aloud whether it's a new plan and whether she can pass it. "Why not Dodd?" they exclaim simultaneously.
The ad, which will air in Iowa, then goes on to brag about Dodd's ability to bring Democrats and Republicans together and his record in the Senate passing the family leave law.
"Results for a change," the ad concludes."People across Iowa and all of America, are frustrated with the bickering and fighting that have defined our recent political history and that have prevented us from solving the big challenges that face the country -- like health care," said Dodd communications director Hari Sevugan said in a statement. "What sets Chris Dodd apart from the field is that he offers a proven ability to bring people together to produce results."