Hillary Clinton today debuted an ad hinting at dire consequences of electing a commander in chief who isn’t “tested," ABC News reports. "It's 3am and your children are asleep," a voice says over images of sleeping infants. "There's a phone in the White House, and it's ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call."
Reminiscent of the infamous “red phone" ad used by Walter Mondale in 1984 (the creator now works on the Clinton campaign), the commercial turns up the heat further ahead of Tuesday primaries in Ohio and Texas. Barack Obama derided the tactic during a speech in Houston: "We've seen these ads before. They're the kind that play on people's fears to scare up votes."