August 21st, 2008
03:00 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain camp says Obama's still 'The One'

The McCain camp released “The One: Road to Denver” Web video Friday.
The McCain camp released “The One: Road to Denver” Web video Friday.

(CNN) - The One has returned.

John McCain's campaign released a sequel to its Web video about presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama that used footage of Charlton Heston as Moses parting the Red Sea, images of light streaming from the heavens, and a gospel choir to paint Obama as an arrogant politician who bought into near-messianic hype over his candidacy.

They're all back "by popular demand," according to McCain spokesman Brian Rogers - along with new footage of Obama bodysurfing on his recent Hawaiian vacation - in the latest release.

On a day when coverage of the presumptive Republican nominee has been dominated by his inability to immediately recall how many homes he owns, his campaign is hoping that "The One" can save the news cycle.

Earlier: 'They will call him The One,' says McCain Web ad

In 'The One: Road to Denver,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quoted calling Obama "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time," and a recording of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine - a top Democratic VP prospect - is played in which he expresses relief that Obama's call for a cease-fire in Georgia has been heeded.

"His hand guides the world," says the announcer.

"...In Denver, you will see the light," the announcer says later. "He may be 'The One,' but is he ready to lead? No."


Filed under: John McCain • Political ads
soundoff (351 Responses)
  1. politicojunk

    He looks good in swim trunk. Let everyone see how you look mcguff.

    August 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. BV

    Lame the first time, lamer the second time.
    Of course, I guess you would find this funny if you were from the generation where 'Remember Pearl Harbor' wasn't just a slogan, but something you can actually DO.
    Back to the Home McCain! Time for your meds!

    August 21, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. Adam, Los Angeles

    Rick Warren should have asked McCain about this. Maybe CNN can get a comment from Warren. I'd like to hear what he has to say.

    August 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. Stacy Clarks, TX

    won't work this time sir

    OBAMA!!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. The World Can' Take More of Bush/McCain War Mongering

    Can the McCain ads get more juvenile. McCain will continue to "lead" America to war and depression while his lobbyist buddies make millions and avoid taxes.

    August 21, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. OBSERVERING

    A B O V E-–C O U N T R Y ' S-–P A Y--G R A D E

    August 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. And WcCain still ain't the one....

    I'd rather have Obama's hand guiding the world than W's...I mean WcCain's shaky old hand.....

    August 21, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Obama Supporter from FL

    I find it completely disgusting that they have to play into this whole "Obama is the Anti-Christ" trash.

    I've got multiple degrees, my mom is a successful business owner, and even she forwarded me a viral email suggesting Obama was the Anti-Christ (mostly just because it was outrageous). For the McCain campaign to actually use this theme is the most revolting thing I've ever seen in politics.

    August 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Marie, NV

    So McCain's an adulterer, absent father to first "first" family and now he's moved on to blasphemy. I guess family values and respect for religion aren't Republican themes any more...

    August 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. hillybilly

    if he is the 'one'? he gets my vote!definitely BIG changes gonna come.

    August 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. mary, texas

    he is the one... the one who will win in november.

    August 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I'm sorry, who's campaign released this?

    August 21, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  13. Nia Hussein- Phoenix, AZ

    Still using that blasfamous angle the McDraft?! You do realize this is not what a christian does right?

    August 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. gl

    The McShame camp can not get enough. McShame the Obama camp is fighting you back and hitting hard. Why the Republ keep playing with God you fools.

    August 21, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  15. Old Stradlater

    Lame Part II

    August 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. obamaton

    Laugh now, unbelievers, but the time will come when you ALL will be rounded up and interred at BHO re-education camps for correctional instruction and training. Those that escape or do not comply will be driven into the sea!

    August 21, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. Doug R.

    Brian Rogers questions whether or not Obama is ready to lead.
    Question for you Rogers...was George W. Bush ready to lead?? Did you vote for McCain in 2000??
    Hey, ask McGrandpa how many oil rigs there are in the Gulf of Mexico.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. CT voter

    That's just pathetic, Obama may be going negative but atleast he is hitting Mccain on the issues! The cold hard FACT'S! What the hell is this opinion crap about "the one" what utter bull, what the hell does this have to do with anything?? God America PLEASE don't vote in another idiot, nevermind a senile idiot!

    Can't we just split the U.S into 2, Obama being one president of one side, and Mccain being the other, lets see which one prospers.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Obama's The One all right. He's case zero of the political HIV outbreak. But there is a cure. Vote McCain and call me in the morning.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. Osa

    Frankly this stuff is too old now John? "The One" alright we get it, lets talk policy grand pa!

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. CM

    Watch the spellbound Repubs lap this one up.

    Yes its on the Internet. The same one McCain doesn't know how to use.

    Apparently his aides have to keep track of his houses and google stuff for him as well. Sounds like those guys are the real presidents-in-waiting.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  22. Darren

    "The One" is obviously easier to count to than "The Seven" houses McCain forgot owning.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. Don

    Go count your houses Senator then get back to us, loser

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  24. CT voter

    And Bush can take his national debt that's he DOUBLED to his side.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. T.O, New York, NY

    Yawn

    Ignoramuses.....Are we still on this? Oh I forgot – it works; majority of the American electorate don't vote based on facts. They're either just too lazy or intellectually inept to find out the facts.

    I see the world & US allies laughing at us

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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