August 15th, 2008
07:25 PM ET
2 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.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Kris from AZ

    MCcain is just bringing the RECIPE OF THE OLD WAY OF THINKING DISASTER. To the future my fellow Democrats and poeple of the United States of America. Barack Obama is the man of NOW,

    August 15, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  2. jon

    too old to run the usa plus he is collecting ssi pension and a paycheck he could step aside and free up the position for someone more capable eg the youth the future not the past .dem or repub

    August 15, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  3. john williams san diego, ca.

    The bottom line is osama has no experience even to be a U.S. Senator. Raising every conceiveable tax does not help anyone including the poor except for the politicians in Washington that are so corrupt they could be working for the Mexican government too.

    August 15, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  4. Tejano

    4 reasons not to vote for Obama.
    1. higher taxes
    2. more welfare
    3. internationalism

    August 15, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  5. Thomas, Illinois

    Red-Blooded American-–You must be smoking a ROCK...Your an idiot!!!

    August 15, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  6. Danny

    I get a chuckle whenever the crazy libs tie McCain to Bush and say that since they are the same party it will be four more Bush years. Of course, with GWBs current poll numbers it is no wonder you want to run against him. Unfortunately for Dems, Bush is not on the ballot this time. Saying they are the same just because they are in the same party is ridiculous. Carter was the most inept, innefective and dimwitted president ever, and yet Clinton was actually a very good president. Weren't they in the same party? The argument that party affiliation means everything doesn't hold water. The truth is that POTUS is the toughest job on Earth and shouldn't be handed to a rookie. Obama has been in the Senate like 4 years half of which he was to busy running for president to actually be there. He is inexperienced, naive, and arrogant.

    August 15, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  7. Michigan Voter !!!

    This Michigan Democrat Will Cross Party Lines This Election , I Am Supporting , And Voting For Sen. John McCain !!!! .

    Obama Is A Big Disappointment !!!!! . I Have A Big Problem With Hillary Backing ( Worthless ) Obama . She May Not Get My Vote in 2012 .

    The Democratic Party May lose Many Life Long Party Voters !!!!

    John McCain President 2008 & 2012

    August 15, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  8. No Hillary /No McFrankenstein

    The reason they that book is selling "the buying is another of their low road crooks that is buying it up this book in large lots to appear it is selling like hot cakes .

    Just located a replacement when they remake Frankenstein .
    Lost hearing
    1800 mind frame
    whitew/over comb
    misspeaks
    warmonger
    Everything is a joke including the war he voted for.
    He has close to 10 homes so knows exactly what it is to face forclouseresure " NOT "
    Left his wife while out cheating w/Cindy .
    Its a bargain Lieberman is included as a stand in.

    August 15, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  9. Pat

    Why don't they get to the issues and stop this "one up" ad game between each other!

    It's way past time they started to explain what they're going to do for their Nation and it's people. And way past time the Media started asking them! End the Games. Start talking Facts Now. At least Hillary was on the issues! We knew what she planned to do, she told us. And didn't have to pay big bucks to explain it in a Book! I don't think either of these Nominees deserve thePresidency. Tell us what your going to do for us or gracefully bow and we'll elect someone that can!

    August 15, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  10. Tim

    What about McCain's affair. He was involved with his current wife before he divorsed his ex. Sounds just like Edwards to me. Why is his career not affected?

    August 15, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  11. Mk

    Anybody who plans on voting owes it to themselves and their families to understand the lies that are being told to them by the McCain campaign.
    This tax baloney is just that. But once again the Republicans think you are all too dumb to know the truth. Make them wrong this time.

    August 15, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  12. Joe, Chicago

    You posters really are amusing. First, McCain sincerely believes in trickle down economics because, well, it works. Second, corporations are already flocking to greener pastures abroad (e.g., Ireland) - what do you think will happen when Obama and a democrat controlled Congress raises taxes on corporate income? Not exactly an incentive to stay in the states.

    August 15, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  13. Vig

    Now we will have a tit-for-tat ad from Obama. He should just call himself the Tit-For- Tat candidate. That will be his foreign policy – you said that about us, now I'll say this back. That's the level of strategy we're dealing with here.

    August 15, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  14. 1SG G. Barrow the infamous, "Texas Trail Dog"

    Way to go John. Ask Obama what he has done for Ohio lately? I can answer that one. Nothing.

    August 15, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  15. wam

    the las vegas review journal.......from september of 2007?..........yep, right up to date aren't we maccain...........pitiful..........but am sure those "proud to be ignorant" ones will call it the absolute truth........lol

    August 15, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  16. Steve

    I used to respect senator McCain, while disagreeing with many of his positions. I used to think that he was an honorable man. Sadly, that respect is gone, as I see him approving and/or initiating vicious and slanderous attacks on Obama. I thought that the smear attacks would end with Hillary out of the race, but senator McCain has out-hillaried Hillary and proven me wrong. Again.

    August 16, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  17. wam

    charlotte..........am sure you are a unrepenting republican........but to compare Obama to Bush is like comparing sex to a root canal...........;p;

    August 16, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  18. More Lies

    My friends
    Recipe for economic disaster:
    A Republican in the white house for another 4 years

    August 16, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  19. tigerakabj

    Yeah McCain didn't clear up his side of the story, he just recycled that BS "Obama will raise your taxes, put a dent in your savings" line.

    McCain knows he's wrong.

    Obama/Sebelius 2008/2012.

    August 16, 2008 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  20. Turn The Page

    PREDICTION....McFossil will not win the presidency. This nation paid the price for current prez in more ways than one. McFossil will not have an opportunity to finish the job. He will lose by a landslide.

    August 16, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  21. Upon Further Review

    A giant tapeworm feeds itself and its host dies a slow starvation death.We as a people have a tapeworm,we just cant see it.

    August 16, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  22. 1SG G. Barrow the infamous, "Texas Trail Dog"

    Just like Obama and his supporters who blame his opponent for comments he didn't make. Just like they did the Clintons. They don't stop to realize that people are not fools and have minds of their own unlike their man OBAMA.

    August 16, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  23. ANGIE

    liar liar john mccain well one thing we know folks if mccain should become president UNFORTUNLEY he is a liar liar liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if he lies about this what lies will he tell as potus you make me ill john mcliar!!!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  24. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    McCain, you lie as bad and as often as George W. Bush and his crew. Oh-I forgot. Bush's crew is now campaigning with and for you-no wonder!
    McCain = Bush3!
    OBAMA '08!

    August 16, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  25. mary derricotte

    I notice that when ever Mc cain gives a neagative response or talk he's given the thumbs -up that he made a slam dunk. Now for what it's worth a slam dunk into the my future is not exactly what id' like a candiate to do. Negative is all he is doing and for what it's worth is bringing out the old racist ideas that linger in the backs of Americans.
    If the light was TO SHINE. people would see that they have been railroaded these lasr two administrations under George Bush. World policies have there place, I want a president who is concerned about what is going on in America, one that is worried about the deficiet that is bringing America to it's feet. Not from the top down, but bottom up. Call it trickle up economics. That is when the bottom falls out and fails to support the top.

    August 16, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
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