ARLINGTON, Va. — Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest Spanish television ad, entitled "Obama-Chavez." The ad highlights Barack Obama's pledge to meet with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez without precondition during the first year of his presidency. The ad will be televised in Florida.
View the Spanish AD here
and an English one here
Script For "Obama-Chavez:
ANNOUNCER: Did you see who Obama wants to talk with?
CHAVEZ: Go to h*ll, you filthy Yankees!
ANNOUNCER: Barack Obama says that he would meet Chavez without conditions.
CHAVEZ: Filthy Yankees, go to h*ll hundred times!
ANNOUNCER: He said he would meet in his first year in office.
CHAVEZ: The United States which is behind every conspiracy against our country.
ANNOUNCER: He said it was a disgrace that we haven't spoken with them.
CHAVEZ: If any aggression were to come against Venezuela, then there will be no oil for people or the government of the Unites States!
ANNOUNCER: Do you believe we should talk with Chavez?
CHAVEZ: We, you filthy Yankees, know that we are resolute to be free, no matter what happens, and at any cost!
ANNOUNCER: In November, you decide.
JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approved this message.
ANNOUNCER: Paid for by McCain-Palin 2008. Approved by John McCain.
At A July 2007 Debate, Barack Obama Announced He Would Personally Meet With Rogue Leaders, Including Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, "Without Precondition." QUESTION: "[W]ould you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?"...
OBAMA: "I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them -- which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration - is ridiculous. And I think that it is a disgrace that we have not spoken to them." (CNN/YouTube Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Charleston, SC, 7/23/07)
[To watch Barack Obama say "I would meet unconditionally with rogue leaders, including Chavez, go here
In October 2007, Barack Obama Told CBS' Harry Smith He Would Talk With Hugo Chavez Among Others "Without Preconditions." CBS' Harry Smith: "You said, 'I will talk to so and so and Hugo Chavez and etc., etc.'" Obama: "Exactly, and without preconditions." (CBS' "The Early Show," 10/15/07)
In November 2007, Barack Obama Confirmed That He Would Meet With Rogue Leaders, Including Hugo Chavez, His First Year In Office. NBC's Tim Russert: "In July, you were asked if you were willing to meet separately without pre-condition during your first year with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il, Hugo Chavez. You said yes. You stand by that?" Obama: "I do." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 11/11/07)