"What must a president believe about us? About America?" the spot asks. "And, what must we believe about that president? What does he think? Where has he been? Has he walked the walk?"
The ad is title "624787" after McCain's Navy serial number.
"If Senator Obama has to copy policy ideas when he's a candidate on the campaign trail, how is he going to solve people's problems if he's president?" said Clinton policy director Neera Tanden in an e-mail. "When it comes to fixing the economy, we need leadership, not followership."
Obama called President George Bush's plan "completely divorced from reality." The Illinois Senator also hit John McCain saying McCain's plan "amounts to little more than watching this crisis happen."
McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds had a ready response to Obama's speech. "No amount of rhetoric can hide Senator Obama's clear record of embracing the liberal tax and spend, big government policies that hit hardworking American families at a time when they're most vulnerable, and are certain to move