McCain is aiming to appeal to independents in a new ad out Monday
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain’s campaign released a new ad Monday that ties the Arizona senator’s track record on spending and campaign finance reform with his position on the Iraq war and support for the current surge strategy.
“Since I’ve been in Washington, I’ve made a lot of people angry,” McCain says. “I upset the special interests and Washington lobbyists when I passed campaign finance reform. I made the Pentagon angry when I criticized Rumsfeld’s Iraq strategy, and I upset the media when I supported the strategy that’s now succeeding.” The 60-second spot, “Love America Enough,” is airing statewide in New Hampshire just 44 days before that state’s Jan. 8 primary.
McCain is trailing the front-runner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, by 15 points in the Granite State, according to the latest in the latest CNN-WMUR-TV poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.