John McCain 2008

30-second ad run in battleground states and on national cable, announced June 27, 2008.

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[News announcer in background: "As science..."  Music]  Male Announcer: American technology protected the world.

We went to the moon, not because it was easy, but because it was hard.

John McCain will call America to our next national purpose: Energy Security.

A comprehensive bipartisan plan to:

Lower prices at the pump.

Reduce dependence on foreign oil through domestic drilling.

And champion energy alternatives for better choices and lower costs.

Putting country first.


McCain: I'm John McCain and I approve this message.


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

Today, John McCain's campaign released its latest misleading ad aimed at drawing attention away from his history of opposing efforts to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. After years of voting against incentives for renewable energy and green jobs, McCain has now offered a series of gimmicks and giveaways that even his own campaign admits won't reduce the price of gas.

"The real 'purpose' of John McCain's ad is to rewrite the history of how he has repeatedly stood in the way of responsible efforts to make America less dependent on foreign oil and create green jobs," said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney. "In his 25 years in Washington, Senator McCain has been a part of the problem, not the solution on energy independence. Instead of political gimmicks and special interest giveaways, John McCain should offer a real plan that promotes green jobs, breaks our dependence on foreign oil and invests in America's future."