May 15th, 2008
08:40 PM ET
7 years ago

McCain launches '2013' web ad

Sen. McCain laid out a bold vision of what he intends to accomplish during his first term in a new web ad.
Sen. McCain laid out a bold vision of what he intends to accomplish during his first term in a new web ad.

(CNN) – On the same day that Sen. John McCain gave an ambitious speech laying out what he intends to accomplish by the end of his first term in office, his campaign released an accompanying Web ad dramatizing those hypothetical achievements.

“The year: 2013,” an announcer says as the words “2013” appear on screen. Then the ad goes through a laundry list of accomplishments McCain envisions: stabilizing the Middle East, reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism, strengthening border security, advancing energy independence, reforming wasteful spending by the federal government, delivering health care choice, and restoring economic confidence. “The year: 2013, the president: John McCain,” the announcer says as McCain’s image appears on screen.

McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, has been touring fall battleground states for the past several weeks while he lays out his policy proposals and reaches out to constituencies he will need to win the White House in November.

Related: McCain predicts Iraq war over by 2013


Filed under: John McCain • Political ads
soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Nick - Arlington, VA

    platitudes....with no explanation to how it will get done....

    May 15, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. fred

    like he said we will have troops there for 100 years

    May 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  3. mr.st.louis

    hes stealing the democrats ideas

    May 15, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Ron

    • There you go Sen. McCain dreaming out loud. The sun must be beating down on your head making you delusional. You also have forgotten this America and not Great Britain. We have our own political system. I would have thought 30 years in the same office you might figure how it works.

    Go Obama / Edwards 08

    May 15, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  5. Venus

    Mr. Warmonger!

    There is no way we are going to stand by while our troops are in Iraq for 5-more freaking years! That would be 10-years! We don't have the money for 5-more years!

    You say Obama is not fit to be president – neither are you!

    Just because you were a POW of another war the USA should not have been in – does not make you fit to lead us!

    There is nothing tough about a POW for 5-years! In my view – you are a punk!

    Go Obama! Bring our troops home starting 2009 – it's time that Iraq
    stand up and run their country!

    May 15, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  6. KD

    It would be nice to know how he plans on accomplishing these things... Anyone can say what they want, but lets hear how he plans to do it.

    May 15, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. Les-WA

    I trust McCain to keep America secure from domestic and foreign threats.

    May 15, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  8. vicki

    CNN,

    My comment here is for Cambell Brown. YOu are a sick woman! Please don't judge YOUR view with saying that "sweetie" comment nobody likes. Speak for your self you limited minded old woman. Many of us WISH that Barack call us sweetie.

    May 15, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. Louise from ohio

    hahahahaha...what a joke!

    May 15, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  10. Proud West Virginian

    *****************NEVER SEND A BOY TO DO A MAN'S JOB*************

    SEND A WOMAN!!

    HILLARY

    May 15, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  11. Chuck, Democrats United We Stand

    Not worth a comment.

    May 15, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  12. Bill

    Bush, Cheney, McCain, Romney, and the rest of the idiot republicans should find a hole to crawl into. They have made a shambles of this country. I don't understand why any working stiff would vote for them. McCain is going to push an agenda to make the rich richer, and the powerful more arrogant.

    May 15, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  13. The Truth

    I don't know much, but i do think that Hillary would be a great president if not her then John McCain. Either would be a great commander in chief

    May 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  14. ObamaSupporter

    And how does he hope to achieve a stable Middle East in five years? Or provide "health care choice".... Americans have "health care choice" right now and the reality the majority of them simply cannot afford it if their employers don't offer a plan. McCain has no plan to change anything, these things are not going to change on their own.

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  15. ColoradoDem

    Such nice idealistic thoughts but his policies will NOT lead to ANY of his visions for 2013!

    If you're better off today than you were 8 years ago then vote for McSame...

    He'll lead us straight into war with Iran – make no mistake – because he's already doing his best to paint them as the new 'enemy.'

    This is the same man who said he'd follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell – but then we've never finished the job in Afghanistan...

    McCain = MORE War!!!

    May 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  16. Carolee in Seattle

    I would like to thank CNN for being a fair reporting of news channels.I am so disappointed in the leaders of the Democrats. They decided that Obama would be president and have backed him all the way. I cannot believe with everything reported about him, (not good) has made no difference with any of them including superdelegates. Hillary Clinton should be President and God willing she will somehow survive. If she does not, it will be the end of the Democrats for me. I do not want McCain for president but I will vote for him if Hillary is not on the ticket. What happened to the leaders of the party–Dean and Nancy. You are destroying the party. I have voted for Democrats for many years and compare Hillary to John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
    Good changes will come about if Hillary wins. She will win because of the people not the good old boys.

    May 15, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  17. mcd

    HA!

    Oh man, does he want a cup of Rainbow stew with his ad?

    May 15, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  18. Fantasy Land

    That's the biggest fantasy I've seen in the last month, and I just watched Harry Potter.

    May 15, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  19. Carolee in Seattle

    I would like to thank CNN for being fair in reporting of the news. I am so disappointed in the leaders of the Democrats. They decided that Obama would be president and have backed him all the way. I cannot believe with everything reported about him, (not good) has made no difference with any of them including superdelegates. Hillary Clinton should be President and God willing she will somehow survive. If she does not, it will be the end of the Democrats for me. I do not want McCain for president but I will vote for him if Hillary is not on the ticket. What happened to the leaders of the party–Dean and Nancy. You are destroying the party. I have voted for Democrats for many years and compare Hillary to John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
    Good changes will come about if Hillary wins. She will win because of the people not the good old boys.

    May 15, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  20. Patrick

    Great message from McCain. But hurry all you Obama supporters lets put out his message of hope because it's not coming from Obama.......

    May 15, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  21. Ray Ito

    But before 2013, kill them, bomb them, destroy them, and annihilate them until none is left.

    A "bold" vision for America indeed.
    But a solid continuation of the Bush hegemony. America is tired of all that bomb, kill, and destroy stuff.
    It's time to reason like real human beings and McCain doesn't meet that criterium.

    May 15, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  22. Kincas,MA

    Bush also said the year 2009 - well guess what they have in common?

    May 15, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  23. Michigan Voter !!!

    Obama Supporters , You don't GET IT !!!! . Obama Can Have ALL THE ENDORSEMENTS , PLEDGED DELEGATES , AND SUPER DELEGATES , 1 MILLION DELEGATES , IT DOESN'T MATTER !!!!!!!
    OBAMA WILL NEVER GET OR VOTES !!!!!!

    WE WILL ONLY VOTE FOR , HILLARY OR JOHN McCAIN !!!!

    NO OBAMA !!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  24. fefee

    this guy is a joke. the only thing McCain did not tell us is when he is going to retire.

    May 15, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  25. Michael in reality

    Mr. McCain,
    2013 is too far off. Leaving our brave fighting men and women
    in harms way in a war that shouldn't have been waged is just
    not good enough.

    Sorry. Dems unite in 08 and stop the madness.

    May 15, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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