John McCain 2008

60-second ad run in key states, announced Aug. 20, 2008.

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[Chants "Obama, Obama..."]  Male Announcer: Celebrities like to spend their millions.  [fade out chants]  Barack Obama is no different.  Only it's your money he wants to spend.

Obama's got plans -- big plans -- for your money.

Eight hundred sixty three billion in new government programs -- a 23 percent increase in the size of government.

Massive spending.  That will lead to even higher budget deficits.

Piling more debt on the backs of your children and grandchildren.

Even Obama's hometown newspaper, The Chicago Tribune, says Obama has "no interest in eliminating deficit spending."

They're right.  So no wonder Obama wants to raise taxes on your income, your electric bills, even your life savings.

Ready to tax.  Ready to spend.  Not ready to lead.

That's the real Obama.

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

Announcer: Paid for by John McCain 2008.


Notes: The Obama campaign responded thusly...

“Yet again, John McCain makes another false, low-road attack while he’s offering just more of the same Bush economics that have failed us for eight years.  The choice is simple: Barack Obama will give a real tax cut up to $1,000 to 95% of working Americans, while John McCain will follow in Bush’s footsteps, adding to the deficit with huge tax breaks for oil companies and other special interests.  No matter how many false negative ads John McCain runs, Americans can’t afford more of the same Bush policies that John McCain promises,”  said Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan.