Over at the Stump, Noam has lots of praise for Barack Obama's new ad on Social Security.
This spot doesn't simply remind you that McCain wants to privatize Social Security. It also reminds you that, at a time of great financial volatility, we need programs like Social Security because they protect us from financial misfortune.
In other words, this isn't just an argument against McCain. It's an argument for a robust social welfare state. If Obama gets elected, that's the argument he's going to make as he tries to enact his domestic agenda.