John McCain 2008

30-second ad to run in NH, announced Oct. 26, 2007.

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[Music] Male Announcer:  It was a cultural event that defined a generation.  Worthy of fond memories.  

But worthy of a million of your tax dollars to build a museum?

Hillary Clinton thinks so.

John McCain disagrees.

He's been cutting wasteful spending for more than 20 years.

That's why Citizens Against Government Waste calls John McCain a Taxpayer Hero.

It's a matter of priorities.

John McCain says, if you want to relive Woodstock ... buy the record.

McCain (voiceover): I'm John McCain and I approve this message.


Notes:  This ad builds upon the theme from the October 21 Florida Republican Party/FOX News debate at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL, but does so without the debate clips used in the initial ad "Tied Up."  FOX had contested use of those clips.

The ad also appears to be the first Republican presidential campaign ad featuring an image (actually in triplicate) of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the perceived Democratic frontrunner.  Another notable figure appears as well; there is a several seconds-long clip of McCain and President Reagan walking in the colonnade at the White House.