John McCain 2008

30-second ad run in key states, announced Aug. 6, 2008.

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[Chants: "Obama, Obama"]

Female Announcer
: Is the biggest celebrity [camera flash SFX] in the world ready to help your family?

The real Obama promises higher taxes, more government spending.  So, fewer jobs.

Renewable energy to transform our economy, create jobs and energy independence, that's John McCain.

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


Notes: It will be interesting to see how long the "biggest celebrity in the world" label persists in the coming days (?and weeks and months).

According to the press release...

The ad highlights Barack Obama's support for higher taxes and increased government spending that will only put more burdens on America's small businesses and cost jobs.  While Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, that doesn't do much to help American families who are hurting from higher gas prices and the threat of home foreclosure.  John McCain has proposed an "all of the above" energy plan -- the Lexington Project -- to produce more energy here in America, invest in renewable energy, create jobs and achieve energy independence.  The ad will air in key states.

The Obama campaign responded...

"Is the biggest proponent of George Bush's tired, failed policies ready to bring about change?  Another day brings another dishonest attack from John McCain.  While Senator McCain knows that Senator Obama has proposed cutting taxes for 95% of American families, what he's not telling us is that he wants to give $4 billion in tax breaks to the oil companies, continue giving tax breaks to corporations that ship our job overseas, and provide no direct tax relief for more than 100 million middle-class families.  It's time to retire these old policies and bring new energy to America," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.