“Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?” asks an ominous narrator as a distant crowd chants “Obama! Obama! Obama!” and a gas pump is juxtaposed with Sen. Barack Obama’s picture. Onion parody? YouTube mash-up? No, this is the latest television ad from the McCain campaign, and it has host and guest on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” cracking up.
Monday found Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama working furiously to draw distinctions between their stances on key issues like rising gas prices and America’s strained relations with Iran—and, of course, to take shots at their opponent’s positions in the remaining hours before Tuesday’s Indiana and North Carolina primaries.