Hillary Clinton Ad Depicts Candidate as Nation’s Night Watchman


A new ad from Hillary Clinton puts national security at the forefront.

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder calls it her most provocative ad yet, drawing comparisons to to LBJ's "Daisy" ad and Walter Mondale's "Red Phone" ads.

AD: "It's 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call. Whether it's someone who already knows the world's leaders...knows the military...someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world. It's 3 am and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?"

Says Ambinder: "Arguably, this is her best ... argument .. against Barack Obama, and yet it's taken her 13 months to make it so explicitly."

John Aravosis at AmericaBlog thinks she's taking Bill Kristol's advice and playing into the politics of fear.


AFTER THE JUMP, view the LBJ "Daisy" ad and the Mondale "Red Phone" ad.