Just a week after its last ad, Vets for Freedom has a new one pummeling Obama for refusing "to acknowledge the success of the surge." That would be the troop surge in Iraq, which is Vets for Freedom's main issue.
Though the group is still careful to make the ad about a legislative issue — a pro-surge Senate resolution — its ads have become increasingly hard-hitting and increasingly about Obama. In July, one of its ads mimicked Obama's slogan, "Change we can believe in," but didn't mention the candidate by name. Then came an ad blaming "some in Washington" who opposed the surge, showing on-screen quotes by Obama and other senators. The most recent ad, in contrast, criticizes Obama strongly and directly.