(CNN) – Barack Obama’s campaign is releasing a new ad pointing to John McCain’s support for the Iraq war as one reason for the faltering state of the U.S. economy.
“Economics … by John McCain,” says the announcer in the 30-second spot. “Support George Bush 95 percent of the time. Keep spending ten billion dollars a month for the war in Iraq while the Iraqis sell oil for record prices - giving Iraq a $79 billion oil surplus, and hurting our economy.
“Barack Obama’s plan: End the war responsibly. Better schools. No more tax breaks for oil companies. Barack Obama … the Middle Class first.”
The campaign said the ad is slated to hit the airwaves Thursday in 16 battleground states, including Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
UPDATE: “In the Senate, Barack Obama has voted in lockstep with President George W. Bush nearly half the time, including the Bush-Cheney Energy bill which gave close to 3 billion dollars in new giveaways to Big Oil – a terrible policy that John McCain opposed," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. "The truth is Barack Obama’s plan is a job killing machine that ignores the struggling economy and raises taxes on family savings, social security and small businesses.”
Get 'em! Apparently people cant read or do any kind of research on their own, so it will be important for Obama to tell them how it is.
Obama is a snake oil salesman.
Finally someone has said it; we need to stop spending money overseas and start spending it here at home.
Barack, you are running a brilliant campaign while still maintaining your positive message. If you run this country like your campaign America will be great again. Just no hillary please, we don't need her or her kind back in the white house. Besides she has proven she cannot lead, she ran a poor campaign and poorly managed its finances.
why is an ad news? Is there so little going on in the world that they need to do stories on ads?
Obama, don't ever let us forget what a rsiky President John McCain will be.
I don't why people believe Empty suit without wisdom McCain has experience in foreign policy. John McCain just instigatedGeorgia and made the situation worst. Even the SURGE can not help him.
CNN, why don't you ever post a link to Obama's ads? You usually see to post a link to McSames.
McCain = Military Draft
I was just thinking the other day:
It's well known that McCain has supported Bush policies 95% of the time. And I think it would be fair to say that Bush, while he's been bad, real bad, by sheer law of averages lucked into the right decision 5% of the time.
That would make McCain wrong, 100% of the time.
Pretty scary that Bush is actually BETTER then McCain...VERY scary.
More lies from the Obama camp.
This guys campaign is making Karl Rove look like Mother Theresa!
To Richard, Steve Green, and all other PUMAs:
What would you have Obama do? What would satisfy YOU
and make YOU feel like Obama is trying to unify the party
and bring Hillary's supporters into the fold?
Would you have him come to your home in person and
personally ask you to vote for him? What do you WANT?!
Hillary has said publicly that her supporters should back
Obama and vote for him, yet all I see is people like you
yelling and screaming and whining and moaning about
how he's not doing enough for YOU. Obama is even giving
Hillary a primetime slot at the DNC for her speech.
I don't understand what more he can do to satisfy YOU.
Keeping Hillary in the spotlight as a prominent member
of the Democratic Party should be enough. You should
follow the request of the woman you support so strongly
and get behind the person that SHE endorses for this office.
What more do YOU want?! And the answer can't be "I want
her to be President," or, "I want her to be VP," because its
not going to happen. So, aside from those two things,
what can Obama do to make YOU happy? To get YOU
to support him? To unify the party?
Is there ANYTHING? Or do you find joy in just spouting
anger, resentment, and bitterness? None of you ever
offer anything up other than, "Obama isn't doing enough
to make Hillary's supporters happy." Maybe he should
send you a fruit basket or some cookies?
And for all the people out there who don't know how to spell:
The word is "loser," not "looser." The word is "lose," not "loose."
If you want to say that Obama is going to lose the election,
and you say, "Obama is going to loose," you sound like a
complete idiot and lose all credibility on the blogs. Wake up
I just can not watch the ad. Why there is no link? CNN is doing a wonderful job. Go CNN!!!
Thank goodness I live in California in a solid (blue) county that won't change anytime soon. That way, I can look at each of these ads ONCE online and then not have to have them interrupting my TV every two seconds. I hate all commercials, but political ones especially get my goat (#2 on my [poop]list are the ones with "catchy jingles").
I'm really happy about the fact that in my state I won't have to see or listen to such non-sense!
What a Joke!
The Liberal Democrats taking over congress for the last two years is the reason our economy has totally TANKED.
With their Puppet at the helm we will continue to go down fast and not be able to recover.
In a nut shell, let's start spending money at home here in the USA. Average Americans will be better for it.
As for Iraq...well, CNN won't post this if I write it.
Talk about grasping at straws.... Obama I am sad to see you getting like this. I liked you better when you were a do nothing say anything people want to hear with no substance guy. Now you are the do nothing say anything be it true or not jut to get elected guy....
John McShame has already admitted that he knows nothing about economics ...and we know that Bush also does not – so what we can expect from a McBush administration is more incompetence as he appoints people to make economic decisions that he will not comprehend, and so cannot change.
Yesterday a group of Republicans in office endorsed Obama because they understand that he is the type of leader America needs – one who understands economics, is an efficient manager, and one who will bring the country together. Of course, there will always be that rabid 10% of right-wing nuts who are willing to take the country to hell in a hand basket because they cannot admit that they were wrong about Bush...and also because they are diehard racists..
It's the truth! We never should have went to Iraq from the get go! But now the Iraqis is making billons of dollars, while we spend billions of dollars on them. That's not good business for us at all! TIME FOR CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!
Yeah, that is what i'm talking about. Hit him back, hard!
Nice!!!!!!!! ... Glad to See You are on the Offensive ....... Just keep on the high road . . with the Truth & facts :)
As a Christian Independant leaning democrat, I find that I like the "Hand" commercial better than any of the other ads out there. Oh, I can't forget "the old white-haired dude" add either that one was a masterpiece.
So Mc, what are you going to do for Saaskahvili?
This ad is telling it like it is. But I know there are some people you have to hit over the head to get their attention.
The Iraqis have all that oil and they're raking in the money from it, but the American taxpayer is still paying to rebuild that country. Now I ask you, whats wrong with this picture ?. For some reason this seems to be okay with McCain, well its not okay with me. How about you ?. Shall we continue on this path ?. We pay to rebuild Iraq, or start taking care of our country?. I vote start taking care of the US, I vote Obama.
Thank you ,Senator Obama for telling it like it really is!!!
I Like How Obamas Ads Tell The Truth! The Truth Is Definately On His Side! The Ads Mccain Dishes Out Are Blatant Lies Or Misleading At Best! Mccain Is Just A Liar That Lacks The Judgement To Lead!