August 21st, 2008
10:08 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama out with two more negative ads

The Obama campaign is out with two more negative ads.
The Obama campaign is out with two more negative ads.

(CNN) - Barack Obama is out with two more television ads directly attacking rival John McCain - the latest in a string of negative commercials the Illinois senator's campaign has launched over the past week as polls show the race for the White House has essentially become a dead heat.

The first ad - hitting airwaves in the crucial battleground state of Nevada - attacks the Arizona senator over his support of storing nuclear waste in the state's Yucca mountain. "Dangerous" is the second Obama campaign spot in the state to criticize McCain on that hot-button issue for many Nevadans.

"John McCain says he's opposed to nuclear waste going through Arizona, but he wants to dump it here in Nevada. If you don't want nuclear waste here, you don't want John McCain here," the ad's narrator says, as a picture of the White House flashes.

The second spot - called "Better Off" - is similar to an ad the campaign already has in the mix, featuring John McCain's comment at a January primary debate stating, "we've had a pretty good prosperous time." It then shows several citizens from Ohio and Indiana discussing their own economic woes as a screen graphic asks, "How can John McCain fix the economy when he doesn't think it's broken?"


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (440 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    "The GOP is not a weak or stupid group of folks. "
    "Another 4 years for the REPUBLICANS which means another 4 years of freedom, security and free markets"

    HAHAHHA, If you can look back at the last 8 years and say that with a Straight face....you are a true dummy.

    August 21, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. Cody

    Obama, start making fun of McCain for acting like it is a negative that you have stirred excitement. Do what Carville says.

    August 21, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. TKCROW

    Typical politician. Obama slips in polls due to his lack of experience and transparent vision of "Change" so the negative attacks begin on his worthy opponent. If you can't say anything good about yourself, which Barak Hussein Obama cant – then he attacks the experienced decorated war veteran. KEEP IT UP OBAMA – YOU ARE REALLY SHOWING YOUR TRUE COLORS NOW – OOPS OBAMA – I AM SOOOO SORRY – I GUESS YOU WILL SAY I AM PLAYING THE RACE CARD NOW. Keep up the negative attacks Obama, if you dare!!!

    August 21, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  4. Gosh

    MCain born in Panama

    Obama born in USA

    To be President of USA

    Natural born as Constitution US.

    August 21, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. Lydia

    Apparently people can't tell the difference between a negative ad and an ad that highlights the opponents negatives. Neither of the Obama ads are negative. Each point out flaws in McCains policies and worldview. Your worldview shapes your policies. A negative ad is one filled with lies and innuendo designed to impugn the opponents character or record. Obama has not run any of those types of ads and he will not. Hopefully at some point during this election cycle people will realize Obama is a different type of politician, a different type of human being. Obama is principaled, honest, and a genuine good person. I support him because he speaks to the good in all of us, the core of what makes us human, untouched by the cynicism we develop from life's hard knocks.

    August 21, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  6. Mike - Texas

    Well, in the last 2 weeks Obama has put out about 10,000 ads and 93% of them have been negative. McCain has put out about 9,000 ads and 91% of them have been negative.

    So much for this being a different type of election.

    Same OLD politics from both Obama and McCain.

    Yes, CHANGE that we can believe in. Yah, right.

    August 21, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. Charlie Black

    Keep 'em coming Obama, it's time to play Whack-A-McCain

    August 21, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Annoy the media, Say NO to Obama

    Where's the change?????

    Obama sounds just like any Washington politician!!!

    August 21, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. dan

    I'm a democrat, but the democrats being opposed to nuclear power is idiotic. It is the best solution. Look at France. Breeder reactors please. The American people are idiots.

    August 21, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  10. go away mongers- Ventura ca

    Time to go on OFFENSE- The sleaze mcSAME brings to the table has karl rove's name all thru message...negative,fear, and smear.
    NOT THIS TIME!

    August 21, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. Crush Rush

    Anyone who thinks Rove is not moving the pieces in this chess game doesnt have a clue.

    August 21, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. tjp, valley forge, PA

    Crash and burn...down he goes. Nobama 08.

    August 21, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  13. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    I SEE THE FEAR-LIES-AND-HATE-MONGERS ARE OUT THIS MORNING!

    Nothing you have to say has substance. When you VOTE FOR MCCAIN, YOU ARE SAYING THAT'S IT IS OKAY..........THAT BUSH/CHENEY LIED..........LIED........... TO US ABOUT THE REASON FOR THE IRAQ WAR!

    WHEN YOU SUPPORT MCCAIN YOU ARE SAYING THAT'S ITS OKAY THAT UNDER THE REPUBLICANS ........OUR NATIONAL DEBT HAS DOUBLED!

    WHEN YOU VOTE FOR MCCAIN YOU ARE SAYING THAT IT IS OKAY THAT WE OWE.......... OUR DEBT TO CHINA..........THE SAUDIS (WHO ATTACKED US ON 9/11) AND DUBAI!

    GO AHEAD AND KEEP VOTING FOR THE FAILED POLICIES OF THE REPUBLICANS............. THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT PUT OUR NATION IN CHAINS TO CHINA, SAUDIA ARABIA......... BUT HEY, GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR MORE OF THE SAME!

    August 21, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. amber

    Ahhh.... a different kind of politican. Lets change washington. New politics. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOL LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Obama = joke, fraud

    August 21, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. me

    where are you people seeing these spots? sounds like a lot of commenting on something you havent even watched!!! thats what obama is talking about. stop being mindless- research the issues, and find the truth. i love that everyone who hates obama calls his supporters mindless, when the truth is we love obama because of his stands on the issues, not because hes some kind of svengali. im 36 yrs old, and am only swayed by positions and plans, not personality.

    August 21, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
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