August 15th, 2008
07:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Rapid response: McCain ad slams Obama ad

McCain's campaign is respond to Obama's ad.

McCain's campaign is respond to Obama's ad.

(CNN) - John McCain's campaign hit back hard Friday at a Barack Obama television ad suggesting the Arizona senator is partly responsible for looming job losses in the crucial battleground state of Ohio.

In the McCain campaigns new 30-second spot designed to specifically counter the Obama ad, an announcer states it is actually the Illinois senator's policies which will hurt Ohioans the most.

"It's Obama's taxes that will hurt Ohio families," the announcer states. "Higher taxes on your paycheck, your life savings, your electric bills."

The McCain ad echoes another commercial from the campaign released earlier Friday that claims Obama's tax policies will lead to an "economic disaster."

Update 7:25 pm: The Obama campaign released the following statement in response to the McCain campaign's new ad "Maybe": “John McCain would rather distort Sen. Obama’s record than own up to his role in the deal that has put 8,200 Ohio jobs in jeopardy. The people of Southwest Ohio are quickly learning they can expect anything but straight talk from Sen. McCain,” said Obama Ohio Communications Director Isaac Baker.

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soundoff (154 Responses)

    Lies, lies and more lies. That's what the McCain folks are all about.

    August 15, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. California Gold

    McCain is the one who digs into our paychecks, our retirement and our savings every time he votes to spend millions of dollars on a war. That's the entire thrust of the McCain campaign: tax and spend for the military efforts on foreign soil.

    August 15, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. Ha Ha

    Higher taxes on the rich like Mc Cain and Obama they both make well over $250,000 a year. I think they can afford high electric bills. Give up your country club membership.

    August 15, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. Sherry, Atlanta




    August 15, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  5. Doug from Martinez

    McCain might slam Obama's ad, but it is the truth. McCain's campaign manager arranged the sale of an American company to foreign owned DHL who now plan to move the hub out of Ohio. This will cost Ohio 8,000+ jobs. McCain could have stopped the sale, but didn't.

    August 15, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. DR. YES

    you tried this mcc camp.its been debunked,and is a known lie.find something new.its not working.

    August 15, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  7. Mario Marcel Salas

    McCain is another Bush and if we want more years of lies and falsehoods then vote McCain. If McCain is elected I am certain he will have us in another war with a whole new set of false reasons for going to war. MCCain is Bush warmed over stew that should be thrown out with the rest of the Bush propaganda machine

    August 15, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  8. Red Blooded American

    More straight talk from McCain. RIGHT ON!!!

    McCain may not be a Rock star, but he ROCKS!

    August 15, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  9. Jeff from Jersey

    How much will those taxes go up for 100 more years in Iraq?or a war with Pakistan?and Russia?and Iran?and every other country that poses a problem?
    Hello Mr.McCain?Can you hear the question?Mr.McCain?Are you there?Hello?Hello?Hello........?

    August 15, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  10. Lesley

    The McCain camp keeps repeating the same false information about Obama's tax plan. People can look up both plans online, fact check for themselves. It's not socialism, redistribution of wealth. Upper income families can keep their wealth, they just have to pay more taxes on it. And Ohio families won't like what they read on about the DHL deal. Bottom line is that McCain's choices and interference on behalf of corporate america is coming back to haunt him.

    August 15, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  11. rashid

    i don't care what mccain puts out about obama its no way a republican should ever be president again obama 08

    August 15, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  12. Moe, NY

    I find McCain's ad stating that "Obama's tax policies will lead to an economic disaster" extremely entertaining as it is the Republicans who brought America to an economic disaster...In case McCain hasn't noticed this country is living in an economic disaster as I type. I can only hope and pray that the American people do not swallow this one!

    August 15, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Mike D

    John McCain: when in doubt, lie.

    August 15, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  14. Robert

    People making over 250,000 a year are really going to struggle paying their bills under Obama's tax plan.

    Give me a break.

    August 15, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  15. Jesse

    I am getting pretty tired of the whole "He is going to raise taxes". Raising taxes on families who make over 250,000 will not hurt the average Ohioan. Why is he spewing such incorrect information? In ever ad he says the same lie and its quite irritating.

    August 15, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  16. Red Blooded American

    More straight talk from McCain! McCain Rocks!

    August 15, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  17. Gopala Vinjmauri

    After NIXON and GW BUSH administrations does anyone even among the right-wingers want another REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION?

    August 15, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  18. Gabriel

    These are playground antics; John McCain has nothing else to talk about because there is nothing to his hollow candidacy. The man who lost to Bush shall lose once again to a much, much better man.

    August 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  19. Dem

    Why doesn't McCain mention his tax cuts for the RICH in his ads.

    Or who's really impacted by Obama's tax increases (those making $250k+)

    August 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Gene

    Once again.. a straight up lie. We all know that Obama's tax policies are not going to hurt people making a lower income... if anything it will help them. McCain's campaign has been nothing but lies, misquotes, and war since the beginning. I still can't believe people would actually vote for this guy.

    August 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Barack Obama IS Our 44th president!

    Lying Low Road McCain aka McBush. Washington definitely does need to be cleaned up.

    It's time for REAL change in Washington, it's time to elect Barack Obama for president !

    August 15, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  22. S. Boatman

    I Dont Believe Anything You Say Anymore Mccain! You Dont Know Anything About The Economy And How It Works Which Is The Reason You Want To Continue The Same Failed Policies! You Lie, Pander And Flip Flop For Votes! I Question Your Experience But Know For Sure You Lack Judgement To Be President!

    August 15, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. Charlotte

    McCain would have been a much better president then Bush, yet Bush won. Will we be sorry again, Obama is just a politician from the other side? Bush has no experience yet a majority of states voted for him. Gore won the popular vote but lost the election. Hillary lost the primary, and gave us Obama, like McCain lost and gave us Bush. Lord help us through the next four years.

    August 15, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. Marty, FL

    Obama has a plan to lower taxes for working families. McCain will maintain the status quo of Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy. Time for a change in policy.

    Obama '08

    August 15, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  25. bibek

    Such a lame ad.
    We ain't gonna believe you John mcCain.... you can shout as much as you want.

    Obama '08

    August 15, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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