July 11th, 2008
04:20 PM ET
6 years ago

New Obama ad ties McCain to Bush, Rove

Obama released a new radio ad Friday connecting McCain to Pres. Bush.
Obama released a new radio ad Friday connecting McCain to Pres. Bush.

(CNN) – Barack Obama is up with a new one-minute radio ad in Virginia and Dayton, Ohio that ties John McCain to George W. Bush and Karl Rove, and accuses McCain of “making stuff up” about Obama’s tax plan.

The spot features a man and a woman discussing McCain’s assertion –- also described in an RNC radio ad running in those markets - that Obama would raise taxes on people making $32,000 a year.

“John McCain, he’s got new ads attacking Barack Obama on taxes,” the man says.

“Well, that’s not new,” the woman responds. “Bush, McCain, Karl Rove. That’s how those guys work.”

“This is shameful,” the man says. “It’s just making stuff up.”

The ad says that Obama would only raise taxes on those making over $250,000, and cites FactCheck.org as describing McCain’s charges as “not true.”

“Sounds like George Bush all over again,” the woman says.

“Guess that’s why they say John McCain, McSame as Bush,” the man says, concluding the ad.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (198 Responses)
  1. Obama Supporter from FL

    Ouch! Wow, that is pretty harsh. Not undeserved, but still harsh!!

    July 11, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. Minnesota against Johnny McSame

    That is the way my friends. Lets start it now. Johnny McSame has been showing his ads. Its time to play ball.

    July 11, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. whiner

    we dont need an ad to know this,but texas trail dog probably does.

    July 11, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Linda31

    Guess, I didn't need to post in the other article. This one says it all. Hehe, call him out Obama.

    July 11, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. barackobama4prez

    HELL YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. MD FOR OBAMA

    This is getting good folks.

    July 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. Ray

    That's pretty funny how McSame was used in an ad. It's also very true though.

    Obama 08

    July 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  8. McCain Clinton 08

    Burn!!!!

    July 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  9. Tim

    Good add. But you should have added that we are all probably just Whiners!!!!

    McBush
    McSame
    McShame
    McBlame

    July 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. JIM...TX

    I can't find ANY fault with this ad...pretty much the TRUTH!

    July 11, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. Michelle, PA

    Touche' to the sneer and smear crowd!!!

    July 11, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. Griff

    John? I'm sure you don't agree with CNN... Latino's... Hispanics..
    If these language was used to descibe the Black community, there would be Racial outcry....

    July 11, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. Dr.Mimi De La Cruz

    MCSAME IS NOT THE SAME AS BUSH.

    HE IS A GERIATRIC VERSION OF BUSH.

    July 11, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. not important

    That is true. McCain voted 95 percent of the time with Bush.

    July 11, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  15. A NATION OF WHINERS

    WE WOULD BE BETTER OFF VOTING FOR BUSH.

    July 11, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Erika, KS

    This isn't a surprise. What I want to hear out of Obama's mouth, has nothing to do with Bush or McCain. What are YOU going to do Obama?

    Why rag on the competition? What sets YOU apart from McCain? What are YOUR plans? What is YOUR experience? What steps are YOU going to take to improve America.

    You know, the country isn't in this mess just because of republicans. They've had a lot of help from democrats that jumped on those bandwagons.

    McCain is not Bush just because they are both republicans! And McCain is NOT Bush just because Obama says so! Idiots.

    July 11, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Janet Jacme

    Yikes! … Hire the SMART GUY ….. Please !!!

    July 11, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. David Goldman

    TIED TO BUSH??

    THE TWO ARE ONE & THE SAME PERSON.

    July 11, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. GO GET EM !!!!!!

    CNN) – Barack Obama is up with a new one-minute radio ad in Virginia and Dayton, Ohio that ties John McCain to George W. Bush and Karl Rove, and accuses McCain of “making stuff up” about Obama’s tax plan.......GO GET EM!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. Chris from NY

    The media has refused to hold McCain on the same standard with Obama. McCain flip flopped on taxes and off shore drilling and no one has held him accountable to it. Yet they can't stop saying that Obama flip flopped on his Iraq policy when they evidently know he hasn't.

    July 11, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. Independent-woman-4-Obama

    AMEN TO THAT! All the RNC have is attacks, misinformation, lies and pander.

    I can't imagine how anyone would support another Republican after the mess they have made of our nation! Remember, the Democrats have a slight majority and for most of the years Bush has been in the White house he has had a Republican majority, until '06.

    A VOTE FOR MCCAIN IS A VOTE FOR........

    PHIL GRAMM & HIS CRONIES

    FOR MORE WAR....... PERHAPS WITH IRAN

    FOR MORE NATIONAL DEBT ISN'T $10 TRILLION ENOUGH?!!

    FOR MORE OF THE SAME.........

    All you have to do is watch McCain's reaction to the question about INSURANCE COMPANIES COVERING MEN'S VIAGRA AND NOT COVERING WOMEN'S BIRTH CONTROL PILLS.......... TO SEE EXACTLY WHO HE IS.......... MCCAIN COULDN'T SAY A WORD, HE WAS ALL RED AND LOOKING LIKE AN IDIOT.

    But hey, if you want another idiot like Bush in the White house, go right ahead and vote for McCain!

    July 11, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  22. Janet Rigel

    Well, its about time a Democrat stood up and fought back against these attacks. The Republicans know, its not about facts, its about making people scared and manipulating them to vote to keep guys like Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfield, (do you think any of these guys seriously have your WELL BEING at heart) in office.

    July 11, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Nancy of Minnesota

    I like how "MCSame is used." BTW, birth controll pills are used to for many other reasons also and aren't just specifically to prevent birth!!

    July 11, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. I'm A Millionaire In My Mind

    He's not gonna raise MY taxes, John. He's gonna raise YOURS!!

    Stop your whining!

    July 11, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  25. It's obvious

    It is amazing that so many support Barack Obama who clearly represents a third Bush term. Not to mention the fact that he is a known warmonger. And senile. Allegedly.

    July 11, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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