A new Spanish-language web ad from Republican John McCain needles Democratic rival Barack Obama for ignoring Latin America on his foreign tour.
It uses footage from Obama's speech last week to 200,000 people in Berlin, addressed to the "people of Berlin, people of the world."
"The world according to Barack Obama," it says on the screen, before a series of quick cuts showing him mentioning countries and cities around the globe -- one after another -- with none of them in Central or South America.
"And the Latinos?" appears on the screen. "Did he perhaps forget about us?"
The video is an appeal to Hispanic voters, who could play a key role in several battleground states. According to recent polls, McCain has a lot of ground to make up.
A national survey released by the Pew Hispanic Center last week showed Obama leading among Latino voters 66 percent to 23 percent. And in Florida, where both are stumping today, a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found Hispanic voters favoring Obama 56 percent to McCain's 36 percent even as the poll showed an overall statistical tie.
About Political Intelligence
Glen Johnson is Politics Editor at boston.com and lead blogger for "Political Intelligence." He moved to Massachusetts in the fourth grade, and has covered local, state, and national politics for over 25 years. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.