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. Anonymous

    CNN, still not one word about McCain's statement that he does not disagree with the need to reinstate the draft?

    Did anyone call his campign to get clarification?

    God knows John McCain doesn't speak for the McCain campaign.

    August 21, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Gloves come off

    LOL I loved these commercials. Scary truth is that some people actually pray to Obama. As if praying for him is not enough.

    I'm glad RNC is busting out Pelosi's favoritism towards the candidate.

    Pelosi
    Richardson
    Dean

    All can kiss their jobs goodbye for their influence with the delegates.

    August 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. California Gold

    I can always tell when the Obama campaign is getting under John McCain's skin: he comes out with ridiculous ads.

    Getting a little hot and bothered are we John?

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

    Bush and MCCain = "One and the SAME!"

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

    There is only one and it is Obama ! I only have one house but McGreedy has 7 and would like another one, preferably big and White. He has one wife but had one mistress not so long ago and one ex-wife. As to a brain, I wonder if he has one ...

    August 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  6. good2know

    ...so it's safe to say that McCain's camp is in love with Obama. Maybe this could be a great time for McCain to learn the way to speak with people...with faith, hope, and believe with your work.

    Thank God for another option...OBAMA!

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

    Intertaining at the very least. McCain's ads are affective because it's hard to respond to someone calling you out on self-importance.

    Pie in the sky – hope and change. More like hype and.....

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

    Thanks for playing the antichrist card again, John. Real nice tactics from a politician who is supposed to be putting "country first".

    August 21, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Armageddan is at the door

    McViolence and his cronies are correct, Obama is 'THE ONE'. It certainly isn't his mentally challenged butt.

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

    Yes, HE is the ONE! Yes, He is ready to lead.

    August 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  11. Keith R.

    So, if God Himself came down and ran for Presidency, McCain's statement is "He isn't ready to lead"??

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

    Keep making jokes about how much everyone likes him. That'll show people how much everyone doesn't like him.

    Wait a minute...

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

    Its mcsame who is the anit-christ. this is supposed to grab the headlines away from mcsame not knowing how many houses he has. stupid ad!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. KenB, MI

    give me a break...who's running that circus...this "ain't" no movie epic...this is real life...when we view these type of political ads we the American people have to ask, "does McSame think we're stupid?" get of the commercialism and get to the real deal...

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

    I think its a slap in the face toward religion. Sen Obama never implied he is the one. and for mccains camp to think anyone want to see a mockery of God, shows he does not have a true belief in God. Grow up already Mccain, this is getting old and tired, and for those of you who support Mccain, don't you think he could make better use of your donations?

    August 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  16. Undecided Republican

    Thank you GOP, a reminder of where the original negative ads came from in the first place, and an absolute confirmation of ads based on baseless slander and lies, as opposed to ads that actually are based on truth.

    A solid streak of 27 years of bad decision making actually is not something to brag about. In addition, I've noticed that this kid from Chicago/Hawaii is unlike any democrat I've ever seen. He has voted to enhance my Veterans benefits and I kind of like that. When a supposed war hero tries to sucker punch him, he's able to jump up and body slam the guy to the ground, proving he's got sand in his boots and I have to respect him for it. He is able to inspire our young, and I have to admire that. He is able to talk about issues and I have to appreciate that. And he is able to be embraced by the world and I have to feel good about that.

    August 21, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. Jay - MN

    Nice try McCain, but we all know that the "how many houses do I own?" will haunt you until november.

    Obama '08

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

    If it's one thing I have noticed over the years is that GOP's ans always being sarcastic and the never stick to the issues

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. Linda31

    McCain is a pitiful man. I wonder why they didn't ask him about this ad at the faith forum this weekend???

    If Obama is "the one" , what are you McCain?

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. curiousnumbers

    WEAK AD AND TIRED TOO...

    LOL....AMERICANS ARE STRUGGLING TO STAY IN THERE HOMES AND THIS JOKER HAS MORE HOMES THAN HE CAN REMEMBER.

    JOHN MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH.

    OBAMA '08

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Nick - Arlington, VA

    haha....pathetic....how's your 7 houses McCain?

    OBAMA '08

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  22. Linda

    I'm voting for Obama since I'm a Democrat, but this depiction of him has some truth to it!

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  23. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    McCain, you and your campain ads are just too stupid to be real.

    How does this have anything to do with the economy, price of gas, the war, or home forclosures?

    So dumb....................

    August 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  24. beyond politics

    Who knew this "maverick" would do everything in his power to turn this campaign nasty and negative? Shame on you McCain, I used to really respect you. Now I see that you have left behind your values because of your ambition to be President. Well, I would have considered voting for you, but you pander to the far right nut jobs: How do you address evil? "DEFEAT IT!" You used to understand that the world's problems are little more complex. You are becoming more and more like you the guy you hope will be your predesesor- Bush.

    August 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  25. Cecil

    McCain's World. Doesn't Know How Many Houses He Owns.
    Now That's Sad!

    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.

    You Don't Have To Be Rich To Take A Nice Vacation.
    My Wife And I Just Came Back From Aruba, Our Combine Income is
    $77,000. We Had A Great Time. We Both Did Some Bodysurfing.

    August 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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