John McCain 2008

30-second ad run in battleground states, announced June 6, 2008.

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McCain: Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war.

When I was five years old, my father left for war.

My grandfather came home from war and died the next day.

I was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years as a POW.  Some of the friends I served with never came home.

I hate war.  And I know how terrible its costs are.

I'm running for President to keep the country I love safe.

I'm John McCain and I approve this message.