Bill Clinton Stars in McCain Ad

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The McCain campaign has released a 60-second ad that uses Bill Clinton’s words to pin the blame for the mortgage crisis on Democrats. The link to Obama is tenuous — and nowhere does the ad acknowledge the fact that Fannie and Freddie were not the primary causes of the broader crisis — but it could undercut Democratic arguments that Bush and the Republicans are primarily responsible. One imagines this is not the kind of help the Obama campaign was hoping to get from the former president. Here’s the ad, which the campaign claims will air “nationally”: