Ad Hits Obama on Drivers Licenses

9/11 hijacker's face blurs into WTC image, then one of Democrat
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Oct 17, 2008 1:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – The National Republican Trust PAC is airing a dramatic new ad attacking Barack Obama for supporting drivers licenses for illegal immigrants, Ben Smith reports in Politico. It brings back an old national-security criticism of the Democrat, Smith writes, in “the most cutting, over-the-top, way available”: images of the 9/11 terrorists fade to one of the World Trade Center, then one of Obama.

The Trust claims to be airing the spot in a “serious” buy in Ohio, and is planning to extend it to other states, though didn’t have immediate figures. Smith notes that a former adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton thought the issue a “devastating” one during the Democratic primary campaign.