(CNN) - John McCain's campaign released an ad Tuesday that contrasts his record of military and public service with the “beautiful words” of other politicians.
"John McCain doesn't always tell us what we hope to hear. Beautiful words cannot make our lives better," says the announcer in ‘Love.’
"But a man who has always put his country and her people before self, before politics, can. Don't hope for a better life. Vote for one."
The one-minute spot opens with historical footage of young people smiling and laughing in the summer of 1969, followed by a photo of young Navy pilot John McCain in his flight suit. “It was a time of uncertainty, hope and change. The ‘Summer Of Love.’ Half a world away, another kind of love - of country,” says the announcer.
“John McCain: Shot down. Bayoneted. Tortured. Offered early release, he said, "No." He'd sworn an oath. Home, he turned to public service. His philosophy: before party, polls and self ... America.”
The spot will air on national cable and in battleground states.