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

    McCain is running a little late in the typical Republican "attack and distract" campaign.

    Isn't it time he starts yelling about abortion, immigration, gay rights, and other wedge issues?

    Maybe McCain isn't as smart as Bush after all.

    July 11, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. EDW

    Amazing how both Bush and McCain has recently taken credit for the new GI Bill. which they both voted against....

    July 11, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. Delta, NC

    No Texan,

    As much as you'd like to say Jesse and Barack are the same, you are wrong. Ask Hillary, she thought the same thing as well. She found out after Super Tuesday, that they were not the same.

    July 11, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. red33,cedar rapids, ia

    Amazing, to me, that it is taking SO long for you to 'moderate' my remark.
    There is no profanity, name calling,etc. what is your criteria here??

    July 11, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Lois

    Erika in Ks is so right. Neither candidate needs to belittle the other when they have an opportunity to have solutions to the problems that would blow the other one out of the boat. Just focus on what they are going to do or ideas that sound reasonable and not the "change" doctrine. We all have faced that we need change and Obama does not own change.
    He has no solutions that i have seen. Only smooth talk. He is the better speaker but that does not make him the best candidate.

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

    Attention Obama cult members
    McCain equals Bush
    McCain equals Bush
    McCain equals Bush
    Send Barack Money
    Send Barack Money
    Send Barack Money
    Use your parents credit card if you dont have any more money left

    July 11, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  7. rhoward

    To Nancy in Minnesota –

    Kudoes to you for pointing out that birth control pills are used for more than just birth control. If the pro-life nuts wouldn't close their ears and their minds at the mere mention of them, they would know that too. Personally, I find it laughable that men think they know what's best for a woman better than she does.

    July 11, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  8. obamba supporter

    When will the GOP learn that you can't lie and smear Obama, it only makes him stronger.

    Whats with the crap about Obama taxing incomes $32,000+ he clearly stated over and over that his tax increase is on $250,00

    July 11, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. Marc PDX

    Well, Obama has nearly converted over to being a Republican now. May as well add him into this picture, waving, as well... 🙂

    July 11, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. Bob

    John McCain is flat out doomed and there is nothing he or anyone else can do about it. This election is over.

    July 11, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  11. Mike

    There is no arguement. McBush is the Bush third term.

    July 11, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. JO

    I sincerely hope you stinkin' LIBERALS DO NOT GET what you are hoping for ...or we all will suffer because of it !

    GO MCCAIN '08

    July 11, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  13. S. Boatman Warrensburg Mo.

    In Your Face Mccain! In Your Face!

    July 11, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  14. FactCheck

    > Obama claims to be a uniter (and has no evidence–just like Bush)
    > Obama has little experience in Washington (just like Bush did)

    You have two eyes and ears.
    A donkey has two eyes and ears.
    You must be a donkey.

    July 11, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  15. Donovan

    McCain has already lost this election,

    Its not Bush, its McCain and his party's platform. McCains
    failure is his own and no one else's.

    July 11, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  16. Belle2

    The headline should read Obama tries to correlate McCain to Bush. Only McCain can tie himself to Bush.

    July 11, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. john

    There sure are a lot of left wing nut cases posting on CNN, oh I forgot this Obama News Network

    July 11, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  18. Real person for Obama.

    I know for some people who hate a candidate have to criticize the candidate, but not that crazy.

    You don't have to blog if you got nothing to say you know. Because you hate someone doesn't mean you have to bashed that person even if it is happy time.

    I guess most Obama haters would have prefer those ugly words from Mccain camp should have been Obama's camp.

    That is how much i think those people actually hate this guy and because you hate Obama thus mean you have no issues you want the candidate to address.
    If you have issues that interest you , you would have lean on the candidate that promotes your issues that matters to you.
    If you like killing people, wars and someone who have no idea how to grow the economy and who promote Bush policies vote for Mccain.

    Thus mean you like the way things are at the moment.

    So, these are the type of people that voted for Bush because they hate Al Gor and Hate John Kerry. Hey now I guess you have not learn from your mistakes, the person you voted for is now the worst president in the history of American.

    Please don't bashed these guys if they haven't done anything wrong. You may bash when you think they make mistakes or do something stupid.

    These candidates doesn't bash each other the way bloggers do.

    July 11, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  19. Why not Change?

    Barack is as left as it gets. He is phony and only moving to the middle to get elected. He and Nancy Pelosi will increase taxes like there is no tomorrow.

    Just by eliminating the Bush tax cuts, and increasing the Capital
    Gains tax from 15% to 28% is all I need to know about Barack's tax plan and my decision to NOT vote for him.

    McCain '08

    July 11, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Rave

    No Ads needed.. They are tied like gays
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    July 11, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  21. Why not Change?

    Hey McYeababy, yea begin sending your money to Barack and get used to it, he will tax the hell out of us and we will all have to be paying for the mistake of voting him in. How can we be this stupid?

    July 11, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  22. Independant

    Perhaps all should take a short look back in history. Dem have always been Tax and Spend. They do it better than the Pubs! Both parties better wake up real fast as there is a perfect storm brewing. The economy,( raise taxes and watch unemployment shoot through the roof). The Mid-East and not the US part, the Jews are not going to sit around and wait on Iran to throw a couple of nukes thier way. (UN usless again!) Lastly oil, there is no quick fix. So with all this going on there is no way I want 1 PARTY IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING. Every time that happens the people get screwed. We need the best minds we have and we need stuff done now! Not for someone"s party or constituancy. This country and world are in a whole lot of____! All the while we have 2 questionable jokers talking trash instead of ISSUES.....

    July 11, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  23. david


    July 11, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  24. rch

    The Republicans will be trying to use every dirty trick in their playbook to try to muddy Obama. But fortunately, after eight years of their corruption and manure-slinging, Americans are educated enough to see through their lies, fabrications, spin-doctoring and dirty politics.

    Obama '08!

    July 11, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  25. amt,Fresno,CA

    Good ad. McCain is running for Bush's 3rd term. NO Way!!

    July 11, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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