John McCain 2008

30-second ad run in battleground states and on national cable, announced June 17, 2008.

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[Music] Female Announcer: John McCain stood up to the President and sounded the alarm on global warming ... five years ago.

Today, he has a realistic plan that will curb greenhouse gas emissions.

A plan that will help grow our economy and protect our environment.

John McCain.

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



Notes: Here's the top of the DNC Ad Watch on this ad:

On the same day John McCain is traveling to Houston to cave in to his friends in Big Oil, Senator McCain's campaign released a new ad intended to promote him as a champion of renewable energy.  McCain is expected to call for more offshore drilling today--despite supporting a moratorium on drilling during his last presidential campaign.  McCain will reverse himself on the need for a windfall profit tax for oil companies.  While McCain said he was open to a tax on excessive oil company profits just six weeks ago, tonight he will tell industry executives he opposes one.  Yet, despite his pattern of repeatedly voting against promoting green jobs and renewable energy technologies, McCain's new ad claims he will break our dependence on foreign oil by promoting renewable energy.

"John McCain's new 'Global' ad is universally misleading," said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney.  "How can we trust John McCain to confront soaring gas prices or break America's dependence on foreign oil when he caved in to Big Oil on drilling and tax breaks, his one of his top economic advisors helped create the problem in the first place, and he has repeatedly opposed incentives for green jobs and renewable energy? As this campaign goes on, the voters will clearly see that a vote for Senator McCain is a vote for four more years of President Bush's failed and flawed policies that have cost American jobs, driven energy prices through the roof, and given huge handouts to his friends in the oil and gas industry."