July 11th, 2008
04:20 PM ET
10 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. Mike, Syracuse NY

    He has no coherent policies of his own, so he has to try to tag McCain as the third Bush term. It's as disgusting as the swiftboat ads against Kerry. Obama's only position is he's not Bush.

    July 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |

    McCain = 8 more years of Bush!

    Are you GOP insane?? You alreay ruined this country enough!

    July 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. Cathy

    I'm an Obama supporter and liked the ad all the way up until the last sentence. Instead of saying McSame, he should have said "is the third Bush term."

    Obama is better then that to call McCain...McSame like the a lot of bloggers do.

    July 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. AER

    John McCain is not George Bush, but unfortunately Barack Obama is still Barack Obama.

    Sad to think we are headed for an Obama-nation.

    July 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. red33,cedar rapids, ia

    This is in response to the 'veteran from NYC' trying to insult 'Erika,KS':
    What planet have you been living on???? In the first place Clinton inherited the upswing coming on from the first Bush adm; secondly, the Repulicans were in Congress, is the reason the surplus was there, otherwise, there would have been none......by the way, who is in congress now, that seem to be spending like 'drunken sailors' (no offense against sailors; I love the Navy).. Think about it and get your facts before you sound off.

    July 11, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  6. Tom

    Haven't seen the commercial, but just reading the script, it's a beautiful thing....

    July 11, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  7. Paul F

    OBAMA is an empty shirt, so it makes sense that silly ads like this are going to be seen by millions. Obama realizes how stupid most of America is, and in his condescending way he will use that to his advantage.

    I'd so much rather have an ex-POW who fought for something in the White House than a community organizing doper who's done nothing and stood for whatever wind is currently blowing.

    July 11, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. Jerry

    McCain and Bush are just like twins, McCain is a warhead he dont care about american it all about Mccaina and Bush policy,

    Georgia for Obama 08

    July 11, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. someone

    woohoo!!!! people are finally waking up
    BOOOOO mccain
    go obama

    July 11, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. james

    Obama by a landslide.

    July 11, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. DJ, LA, CA

    Great ad...yes it is disturbing how many lies the RNC and McCain are spreading about Obama. Or instead they'll make things up that are totally bogus such as Obama being Muslim, Socialist, refusing to salut the flag or wear pins/medals. Or worse some are just plain racist and even admit it outright.

    July 11, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  12. Alex M

    Soooo true! Can't wait till the good guys are back in charge.

    Democrats and Independents '08

    July 11, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  13. b. Young

    "Mcsame as Bush..."

    More like McBush...which is why Obama is really the only non-bush option.

    July 11, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  14. Gary, El Paso Texas

    McCain is a flipflopping, Bush policy supporting, lying little man with a mousy voice...he is not presidential at all....Come on let's not make it three strikes....Obama has to win this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  15. scrambler

    McCain is so out of it, that he makes Bush look good.

    A concerned Voter.

    July 11, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  16. Kenyi Yasin Abdallah

    Mccain should be intouch with current Republican government of Bush, because he is presidential candidate on Republican ticket. The Bush administration would raise funds for his campaign and later he would fulfil the remaining objectives of Bush administration. Bush will help him in many ways because Bush knows that Mccain first term in office will be his third term in office.

    July 11, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  17. Anita from Arizona

    TEXAN said: Well what can you say about Jesse Jackson and Obama they are one of the same....

    HAHAHA!!! that's laughable. Where are your facts to prove that???

    July 11, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |

    *******ERIKA, KS************

    Have you been to Barack Obama's website? Since you're wondering what he is going to do, you can go to his website and take the time to read his plans and find out for yourself what Obama is going to do.

    July 11, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  19. ladawn

    hey ERICA, y dont u like the idot u are, go to his website and find out his his position on issues you claim he shares with bush.

    July 11, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  20. ralph tyler

    Obama is going to take anything the Republicans dish out and give it right back to them with a cherry on top.

    Fighting fire with fire...a good idea.

    July 11, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  21. Ellie in Aurora, CO

    Charlotte – get in line with the other willfully ignorant people to write in Hillary's name. What, exactly, is that going to do for anyone? It certainly isn't going to elect Hillary. It will just waste a vote. Go ahead and do it. You are entitled. But be sure to tell your children and grandchildren that you had a chance to support a candidate who turned the country's energy and economic crisis around, but you chose to waste your vote.

    July 11, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  22. ben

    Have you noticed that both of these candidates are left handed? Why hasn't the media picked up on this important issue.??
    YOU CAN NOT TRUST LEFT HANDED PEOPLE! ( well you could have trusted Sandy Koufax, but he is the only one I would trust>
    I am not sure if Barr or Nader is right handed, but if at least one of them is, I will vote for him!!!!!!!!!
    As far as women are concerned, they do not belong in politics. They belong at home scrubbing floors, minding children,cooking meals, making beds,ironing clothes,balancing the family budget,and if you have a dog, it is their duty to feed it and clean up the mess it probably makes every day.Plus making sure their husband is happy and not worring about stuff like electric bills,heating bills and any other small item that might disturb his tranquility!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  23. CTM

    Obama won't just sit there and be attacked, he punches back, and hard too! Hoooyah!!!! Obama!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  24. Tejano

    You can say it as much as you want, but a lie is still a lie. McCain is not Bush. Even if he was we would still support McCain over the Left Wing Radical that the Democratic Party foisted upon us. My country will be better off with McCain, a known Patriot, than with the neophyte
    Obama whose loyalty and dedication to the United States is at the least questionable.
    We will not surrender to the Islamic Jihadist.

    Hispanos know better , we will support McCain.

    July 11, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  25. Phil Newton, Murphy, OREGON

    Tell it like it is.

    OBAMA 08

    July 11, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
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