DENVER (CNN) – The Republican National Committee will air a new ad in Spanish next week in Denver promoting John McCain's work on immigration reform, while deriding Barack Obama on the issue.
The 60 second-ad will run during the week of the Democratic National Convention in the Mile High City as well as air on stations that reach reach Hispanic listeners in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Aspen, Fort Collins and Greeley.
The ad will also run in New Mexico on stations that reach listeners in Albuquerque and Las Cruces as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and El Paso, Texas.
Full script after the jump
Title: “Commitment V. Rhetoric”
How do you know someone is a friend?
You know because they stand up and defend you when it is hard.
When Hispanics needed a friend in Congress during the immigration debate… Who stood up? Who spoke out?
Senator McCain worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to form immigration legislation.
And while the bill didn’t pass, only McCain demonstrated a real commitment to reforming immigration in a way that honored our laws as well as our immigrants and traditions.
And Barack Obama?
Obama did not stand up. Obama did not speak out. And when the time came for him to do the right thing, he did not.
Obama supported measures designed to insert a deadly “poison pill” to kill the immigration legislation.
If Obama didn’t even have the courage to stand up for immigrants, how can he claim to have the strength to change the way Washington works?
John McCain is ready to lead. Barack Obama is not.