John McCain 2008

30-second ad run in 11 states,  CO, IA, MI, MO, NV, NH, NM, OH, PA, No. VA and WI, announced Aug. 8, 2008.

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[chants "Obama, Obama..."] Female Announcer: Life in the spotlight must be grand [flash SFX], but for the rest of us times are tough [flash SFX].

Obama voted to raise taxes on people making just $42,000.

[fade chants] He promises more taxes on small business, seniors, your life savings, your family.

Painful taxes, hard choices for your budget.  Not ready to lead.  That's the real Obama.

[Music] McCain: I'm John McCain and I approved this message.


Notes: The Obama campaign response...

"This ad is a lie, and it's part of the old, tired politics of a party in Washington that has run out of ideas and run out of steam.  Even though a host of independent, nonpartisan organizations have said this attack isn't true, Senator McCain continues to lie about Senator Obama's plan to give 95% of all families a tax cut of $1,000, and not raise taxes for those making under $250,000 a single dime.  The reason so many families are hurting today is because we've had eight years of failed Bush policies that Senator McCain wants to continue for another four, and that's what Barack Obama will change as President," said Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan.