Obama 2008 Ads Focused On Gas Prices

President Obama is taking heat from the right for rising gas prices, but it wasn’t so long ago that Obama on the attack over high oil prices. The six ads below highlight the extent to which Obama went to campaign on lowering gas prices for the average American and ending our dependence on foreign oil. Obama offered solutions for the medium and long term, as opposed to what he called “gimmicks” – but we are now in the medium term.

1. “We will free ourselves from foreign oil”

2. Ad urges you to register to vote because of high gas prices.

4. Hitting McCain for high gas prices.

5. Blaming McCain for high prices at the pump.

6. McCain plays politics while Americans pay at the pump

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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