It's 3 a.m. -- and that darn White House phone keeps ringing
Back in the late winter -- when Clinton faced do-or-die primaries in Ohio and Texas -- her strategist Mark Penn came up with the idea of a spot built around a 3 a.m. crisis call coming into the White House as a way to raise doubts about Obama's readiness for the big job.
That fits the McCain attack strategy to a T. His campaign used the 3 a.m. concept in a previous spot targeting Obama; in the new ad featuring that pesky pre-dawn call, one of Clinton's more acerbic cracks about him is recycled.
Check it out below.
-- Don Frederick