Obama Backer Sees Red Over Role in Clinton Phone Ad

Teen shocked to see herself in Hillary spot
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2008 7:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – A teenager who supports Barack Obama was stunned to see herself in the controversial "red phone" advertisement for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The spot that helped give Hillary a boost before the last primaries uses stock footage of a sleeping child that the teen made as an extra years ago. It asks viewers who they would prefer answer a pre-dawn emergency phone call to the White House. The trouble is, the teen would rather see Obama answer the phone—and hopes to vote for him in the general election.

“It's really sort of ironic that my image would be used to advocate for Hillary when I myself do not,” she said. The young Obama fan who describes herself as an "avid" supporter has already helmed a caucus precinct for Barack and wants to make a new anti-Hillary ad with him. But she says she'll vote for Clinton if Hillary scores the party nomination.