Red Cross Runs Campaign-Like Ad Featuring Obama (+video)

photo credit: rclaburnOn Friday night, swing-voters across the nation saw a one-minute advertisement paid for by the Red Cross featuring President Barack Obama.

The ad comes on the weekend before the election, and while the Red Cross does unquestionable good for millions of Americans, the choice to run this ad comes noticeably close to a campaign endorsement for President Obama.

The ad sounds harmless, but giving the President free, positive airtime this close to the election can and will affect this race—especially when the President snuck in some campaign language.

Here’s the transcript from the ad:

When a natural disaster strikes, it can leave tens of thousands of families in need of help, and it can also bring out the best in the American people. In this country, we look out for one another. We have each other’s backs, because despite our differences, we are Americans first—and that’s what Americans do. These efforts are often led by the American Red Cross and other members of the national voluntary organizations active in disasters. These groups are on the ground at the very beginning of a crisis until long after the TV cameras are gone, providing food, shelter, and other services to those in need. They do incredible work, and they can’t do it alone. They need your support. We can’t always predict when the next natural disaster will happen, but if we do our part, each of us, then together we can make a difference. Read more from this story HERE.

  • mrbp

    The red cross has always been a liberal organization. Haven’t given to them in years, and never will.

  • No more money for the Red Cross from me unless the remove the ad or put out a similar one that features Romney. The Red Cross is supposed to be politically neutral, but when they put out an ad with the president speaking during a political campaign so close to election day it throw into question any neutral position they may have taken in the past.

  • vietnamvet1971

    Right, Oblammer/ Coward in Chief has our Backs, Good joke. You can depend on him when your Life is on the Line. I heard he likes to watch Real Action movies while eating popcorn.

  • Watch the donations drop for the Red Crescent..

  • Not a dime for the Red Cross. It should be names double cross. This has been going on for years! I would not give my kids any money for them when they had their hands out at their schools years ago. I told them to tell their teachers “because I said so.”

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    Gail McGovern, the Red Cross CEO, with a yearly salary of $1,022,000 (that’s million) plus expenses, is playing politics.

    • CSN

      Nice Salary. Wonder how much of that could have fed a lot of hungry people in third world countries, or even in USA?

  • CSN

    Donate to a Church Charity rather than Red Cross. The Churches will get the money to the proper sources, from what I understand, and they have a better ground game. Haiti is case in point. Catholic Relief Services provided a ton of help when the Government Agencies did not.