Obama for America

60-second radio ad run in Milwaukee, WI, announced Aug. 11, 2008.

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[Music, motorcycle sound] Male Announcer: Listen to John McCain speaking to motorcycle enthusiasts in Sturgis, South Dakota on Tuesday.

McCain: “Not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I’ll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day!”
[Music] Announcer: But when it comes to his record, American-made motorcycles like Harleys don’t matter to John McCain. 
Back in Washington, McCain opposed a requirement that the government buy American-made motorcycles.
And he said all Buy American provisions were quote “disgraceful.”
Surprised?  You shouldn’t be.

This is the same John McCain who supported billions in tax breaks for companies who ship American jobs overseas.  [motorcycle sound]

It's time to hear the roar of a strong American economy again [motorcycle sound]…and stop John McCain from shipping our jobs overseas.

Obama: I’m Barack Obama, candidate for President, and I approve this message.

Paid for by Obama for America.

Notes: According to the campaign press release, the ad...

"highlights Senator John McCain’s opposition to ‘Buy American’ provisions that require investment in American companies like Harley-Davidson.


"The ad, entitled ‘Harley,’ discusses John McCain’s record of opposition to ‘Buy American’ provisions, including failing to support policies that would require the government to purchase American-made motorcycles like those produced by Harley-Davidson – an American icon and Milwaukee institution.  The ad also highlights McCain’s support for tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas.


"Barack Obama supports ‘Buy American’ provisions and believes that we must close loopholes and end incentives for corporations that ship our jobs overseas."