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. Jude

    Nice!!! Who is dumb enough to vote McCain? Common America Wake up!!! McCain is 4 more years of Bush and Bush is the worst President of the USA ever...I said "ever"...You can quote me on that!!! God bless the USA..."No McCain"

    July 11, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  2. Bushed!!!

    Obama released a new radio ad Friday connecting McCain to Pres. Bush.........NOW you know McCain Can't stay out of the Bushes!!!

    July 11, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. No McCain!

    Nice! If this works, it will be a landslide for the democrats this year! We need to take back the white house from these crooks!

    Obama '08

    July 11, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. Linda of Atlanta

    We have known for some time that Carl Rove would lie and he won't subject to himself to testimony under oath. McCain has filled his staff with people who worked for and with Carl Rove and Bush, along with scores of his own lobbyists. How then does anyone believe that McCain is a bird of a different feather?

    July 11, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. Pocho

    Thank you HIspanics for Mccain. You are absolutely right, McCain has our votes, because he knows our values and will continue to protect our country. No Obama, No Islam in America.

    July 11, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  6. Porter

    This must be more of that "new" and "positive" political campaigning I keep hearing about... or wait, it's just the same old song and dance. The candidate of change... ing positions strikes again!

    July 11, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  7. John Ret. Air Force

    If McSame is so honorable why does he lie so much? Oh, excuse me for whining, maybe this is all in my head.

    July 11, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. Henry, MA

    McCain has tied himself to George W. Bush. The problem is, it's not a tie, but a yoke.

    July 11, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  9. Abraham, Huntsville, Texas

    Gas is $4+ per gallon. This Phil guy says people are whining for nothing. Does McCain have to keep company of these senile folks who are no longer relevant! Get hold of it John! Your boat will sink not for Obama but for these idiots you are keeping company with. Get away. Dump them. Lock, stock and barrel.

    July 11, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. Kate

    Of course- every American new this day would come. Whoever won the GOP presidental candidacy was going to be connected to president it Bush. Anyone could have predicted it. People, don't let the mistakes of one republican president ruin your opinion on the option of a great experienced won. I vote McCain all the way- he experience in politics and war will greatly help our nation. Don't vote Obama just yet. McCain has nothing but good things for this country.

    Don't like George Bush plague the republican party.


    July 11, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |


    July 11, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  12. Obama The King?

    Barry should spend more time telling us how GREAT he is rather than telling us how BAD John is! Sounds like the old politcal stuff that he said he wouldn't use. Still an arrogant politician with a kool aide magic wand!

    July 11, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. Gary H

    This isn't John Kerry. This guy doen't stand still for being swiftboated.

    July 11, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |

    oh yeah baby it is what it is,you never know when you gonna know.

    im obama to the end now baby.

    July 11, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  15. Ron Nebraska

    Honest to God, 95% of the people commenting here are absolute imbeciles! No surprise to me that we are in the mess we are because the average American voter is waaaaaay too stupid to make any kind of sensible choice of leadership.

    July 11, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  16. Jan

    is this the best Obama could come up with? Now he is even plagerizing his juvenile supporters! You youngsters should be pleased–he cannot think of anything original! McSame?? Come on, Obama–think of something clever, at least, if you expect to upset us repubs!

    July 11, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. KRIS


    July 11, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  18. Bill, Streamwood, IL

    Well ... at least the Dems believe in truth-in-advertising.

    July 11, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  19. An American

    The right is at it's usual slimey tactic when they have nothing but untruths to dupe the american public. Only the very rich believe what McC-- says because it will benefit them again

    July 11, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. David Newport, OR

    Use the republican bag of tricks to our favor...facts are facts...point them out.

    July 11, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. MBFLA

    McCain =Recycled Bush

    July 11, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  22. Ula Nejad- Sacramento Ca

    childish. Democrats couldn't see a war brewing in their own camp during the primary. They did not know how to solve their own tortorous primary campaign, how can they solve national security issues. Now Obama calls for a death penalty for Bin Laden after the fact in the recent Guatanomo Bay ruling for Bin Laden's own men. Ridiculous.

    July 11, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  23. Joyce Becker

    It certainly will be refreshing not to have Rove or Bush around any longer, this country is not safe with the likes of them. Go Obama Go!!!

    July 11, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  24. Lois

    You are forgetting that Bush took the nomination from McCain in his first run for the White House. There is no love there. Any familiarty between them was to try to get the backing of the Bush type Republicans. McCain will still be his own man when this is over. He is an honest and trustworthy man and would lead us his own way, not Bush's.

    July 11, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  25. Marie/Michigan

    Why on earth do you women think McCain should care about your birth control? He is not the one who decides what meds are paid for–it is your democrats in congress and state insurance companies.Get a life–is it not worth your while to pay for your own birth control? Or would you rather have an expensive and life-threatening abortion? Give up some of your beer and drugs and be responsible for once–you people ARE whining!

    July 11, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
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