In an ad playing on black radio stations, Obama says:
This is Barack Obama.
Two years ago, you voted in record numbers, and we won a victory few dreamed possible.
I know so many across the country are hurting and think change isn’t happening fast enough.
That's why we’ve fought so hard to repair the economic mess we were handed to begin putting people back to work.
Reducing health care costs and stopping insurance company discrimination.
Reforming education so it works for every child. Investing in programs to keep them off the streets.
But now, that’s all at stake.
The same Republicans who’ve fought against change are pushing the same plan that crashed our economy -- tax cuts for millionaires; deep cuts to education; repealing health care reform. We can’t afford to go back.
On November 2, I need you to stand with me and vote.
The ad makes no mention of the chronic joblessness or rising foreclosures in the African American. Still, “vote for me and I'll set you free.”