August 30th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama ad: McCain votes 'selling out American workers'

Obama has released several ads accusing McCain of failing to protect U.S. jobs.

Obama has released several ads accusing McCain of failing to protect U.S. jobs.

(CNN) - Barack Obama’s campaign has released another negative local ad that accuses John McCain of failing to protect American jobs. “In tough times, who’ll help Michigan’s auto industry?” asks the announcer in the 30-second spot. “Barack Obama favors loan guarantees to help Detroit re-tool and revitalize.

“But John McCain refused to support loan guarantees for the auto industry. Now he’s just paying lip service, not talking straight. And McCain voted repeatedly for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, selling out American workers. We just can’t afford more of the same”

'Revitalize' is the latest Obama ad to hit McCain on jobs. The campaign ran radio and television ads that said the presumptive Republican nominee and his campaign manager Rick Davis were partly responsible for the potential loss of thousands of Ohio jobs, timed to coincide with his trip to the area where shipping giant DHL may make those cuts.

They also released a spot that charged the Arizona senator with failing to protect U.S. motorcycle manufacturing jobs, that hit the airwaves as he visited York, Pennsylvania, home of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle factory.

Earlier: Obama ads hit McCain on jobs; the Republican's campaign responds

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Peter E

    Another positive ad from Obama about the 'hope' and 'change' he will bring to Washington that clearly lays out his own record and policies on issues...
    ...or so the Obamaniacs will try to spin his negative attack campaign.

    August 30, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Obama4ever

    You sold democrats out- strong-armed your way to caucus wins... played the race card to divide the party... threatened the superdelegates...

    So who is worse?

    August 30, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. Peter E

    Yes, great work Obama! Keep talking about your opponent's record... shifting focus away from the fact that Obama doesn't have one on any of these issues!

    August 30, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Tom

    JFK did not have much if not any experience when he was president yet he went on to become one of America`s best president ever in American history.

    In my opinion Judgment over rules Experience, and Obama have shown all that is needed to become president.

    People keep talking about "experience" well "experience" id what got us in this hole we are in now with the economy in ruins.

    So go figure!!!

    August 30, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. What wrong

    I fail to understand why many Obama supporters are insulted with the selection of Sarah Palin as VP.

    And if you are for some reason, why generalize it for the whole of America ?

    Even Obama-Biden congratulated her.
    Whats your problem ? Grow up, clock has advanced 88 years ahead.

    August 30, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. Peter of Oregon

    And now McCain picked a young protege with a more conservative agenda than him. Someone he can take under his arm and show the ropes.

    While Obama picked someone that would challenge him and debate him on his positions. Can we see Palin going against McCain on anything substantive?

    August 30, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Jim

    All these pathetic dicussions and debates and childish games are nonesense. McCain will win, because the republicans know how to win elections:
    They'll play with your emotions again. They'll make monsters out of the mosquitos who're running Iran and North Korea and make you think democrats can't stop them. And you'll go ahead and vote for the republicans, and they'll take your children to more wars for their own $ profits – Guaranteed! And you'll still be satisfied thinking you saved your country with your vote. Sad but true.

    August 30, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  8. Ex-Puma

    mccain has had 4 to 5 months to pick a vp candidate. with all he time he had to pick a candidate, it seems like he pulled her name out of a hat. I question his judgement and the ethics to this selection. america is in dire straits and mccain thinks this is some kind of game. as evidenced by those silly ads. mccain's obvious pandering has just lost my vote and all my friends who were leaning mccain. In his first presidential act, he blew it. heck i have a bachelors degree in finance can i be the vp.

    August 30, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. APS in Hawaii

    What a laugh. Coming from the person who did not vote on the Immigration Bill. Get real and show some leadership and state what YOU are going to do solve the problem.

    August 30, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  10. GARedNeck

    I guess the truth hurts. Better to lie about someone like Bush and McCain. All you people clamoring about "experience" and "leadership" need to look at where your leader and all the experience he brought with him got us. I'd rather have someone with no experience in politics, but with common sense and a love of the citizens. Bush didn'thave that, and neither does McCain. Maybe McCain will abdicate and let the cutie from Alaska run for president.

    August 30, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |