John McCain 2008 

"3 A.M."
30-second ad run in key states, announced Aug. 26, 2008.


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Clinton Ad -- [Music] Male Announcer: It's 3 a.m. and your children [phone rings] are safe and asleep...   Who do you want answering the phone?

Male Announcer
: Uncertainty.  Dangerous aggression.  Rogue nations.  Radicalism.

Clinton: I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House.
And, Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.

Announcer: Hillary's right.  [Bell SFX] John McCain for President.

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

Notes: Obama campaign response...

“If John McCain wants to quote Hillary Clinton’s 3 AM ads, he should go right ahead, because Senator Clinton made it clear that it’s John McCain who isn’t ready to be President. Hillary Clinton was right: John McCain has no plan to protect our homes or create jobs, and that spells even more pain for American families. Barack Obama will give middle class families a tax cut and an emergency energy rebate, and he’ll invest in a green energy economy to create jobs and break our dependence on foreign oil. John McCain won’t,” Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor.