September 8th, 2008
09:35 AM ET
6 years ago

New ad declares McCain-Palin 'original mavericks'

The McCain campaign is out with a new ad Monday.
The McCain campaign is out with a new ad Monday.

(CNN) - Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin are out with a new television ad Monday, declaring themselves the "original mavericks."

The 30-second spot, set to air in key states, says McCain and Palin will "make history" and "change Washington."

"He fights pork barrel spending," the ad's narrator states. "She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. He took on the drug industry. She took on big oil."

Palin's statement claiming to have opposed the now-infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" has been disputed by opponents who note she supported the major earmark when she campaigned for governor of Alaska in 2006. According to the non-partisan factcheck.org, Palin didn't oppose the project until Congress had already nixed it.


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  1. Unbiased Reporting

    MSNBC yanks its anchors and admits being a puppet of the LEFT!

    Finally, some truth in reporting.

    Now fire the leftist liberal who censors these blogs!

    September 8, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Orisseau, Obama supporter

    If Bush could be elected president in 2004 after his first term, i think Mccain has a good chance to be elected in November. But make no mistake, America is moving in the wrong direction . I hope that Americans are smart enough to realize that we can't afford a third term of Bush.

    September 8, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. Gifty

    Yes, they are. Go

    John/Sara 08

    Hillary 012

    September 8, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Debra, Alton

    McCain should be cited for plagerism

    September 8, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Jean

    Like a cheer leader at a high school football game, the noise overshadow game unless you can read the sign boards.

    This game is too important to ignore the sign boards and the player, the refrees, and how the game is played. We want to live to play another day.
    The war now is not Vietnam and the society is not a dog fight.

    September 8, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. Mike

    I love that one of the Republican biggest talking points is to say check the record. Obama does not have a record to run on, check the record. Then they dont bother to check their own candidates records. If America chooses McCain we truly are the dumbest nation in the world. He says the exact same things as Bush, and people believe him like they believed Bush. How many times are people going to fall for the same trick?

    September 8, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. uhhhh John who?

    John Mclogcabin republican has always be a maverick. Remember when he put the bull dog with lipstick on the ticket?

    September 8, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. Foreign observer

    You want to change your company. Do you hire the conservative old one or the progressive young one ? Maybe you like to keep your company as it is but then you´re going to loose in the global world !!!

    September 8, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Spencer from VA

    They're self proclaimed mavericks. Neither one of them has shown ME the type of reforming they've done. John McCain has been a senator for 26 years and claims Washington is broken. Well he is part of the reason why it's broken.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Bobby from MS

    You democrates can say what you want but McCain Palin are ahead in the Polls!

    McCain/Palin 08!!!!!!!

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Mary Sarnia Canada

    A woman who is extreme in her thinking no abortion no matter the circumstance, no sex education in her state with one of the highest STD rates and a pregant daughter, she is taking the empowerment away from women so please do not tell me she is for women's rights.

    She should be interviews and carefully looked at ... she could be the president. John Mccain is already saying what a great leader she is.... does he know something we don't? I thought he was running for the top spot??

    Very scary!

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. stilllooking for a candidate

    I personally would love to see a Democrat in office any day over a Republican, but the Democrat for the job was snubbed and over looked(HRC) So we are stuck with Obama, whose only qualification for the job is he can give a speech and draw large crowds. I will either not vote or reluctantly vote Repub. in Nov.. At least I know McCain can do the job.

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  13. Sexism in a Bag

    Ignorance is bliss isnt?, You have one candidate who is the apple of your eye, yet you ignore their shortcomings... you have another who could be but you only pay attention to their short comings... Look at the big picture, not the useless details...

    this could be for Mccain or Obama supporters...

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  14. pat C.

    i am affended that women in america are voting on this woman that is simply a beauty queen and nothing more. if women are this stupid and can't see what sarah palin is doing to us then i have to say we are not grown enough to have a woman leader among us yet. palin is dangerous and mccain is riding her skirt for the attention. this is a hollow campaign to say the least. i am just ashamed of the women out there. thank god some of us are secure enough to vote for the real change this nation must have for the sake of our own families and this great nation.
    macain is a war hero and nothing else with NO original ideas because he has to copy obamas every speech and palin is a user and will step on anyone that gets in her political way. god help this country if women don't wake up and see how we are being used. we must be the laugh of other countries.we don't need a woman pitbull with lipstick to represent women in our country!!

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  15. Disgusted in NC

    Mavericks? Are you kidding? An egocentric warmonger and a political & religious extremist? Come on America....your ignorance is showing. You are bettting your house, health care and children's future on a personality choice. WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU???!!!1

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  16. Mark

    Mavericks Make Mistakes!

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  17. W Spivey Merritt Island FL

    If America keeps buying this crap, then we get what we deserve. The same as the last 8 years-NOTHING.

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  18. R. Cooper

    Has anyone seen the photos of Palin in a bathing suit made of the american flag and she's toting a shotgun? Have you seen the photo of her in 4 inch heals wearing a leather mini skirt and her blouse buttoned open to her waste looking like a street walker? This is who the GOP thinks we will elect as our next VP? What kind of medication is McCain actually on?

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  19. Johnson in St. Louis

    for the past 8 years the Republicans have run America and for the most part Congress, yet now the Republican candidate wants to run on a platform of CHANGE?? What kind of oxymoron is that? Are they admitting that they screwed things up the past 8 years? The bad part about it is that they just might get away with this deal. A country that elected Bush twice is not far off from putting the same party that got us into this mess back in power. Some need to see past the pretty glitter of their VP pick and get back down to earth. Sadly though many won't.

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  20. Mary in AL

    This ad does not 'declare' it falsely states. In other words this ad is a series of lies. I am not stupid. Stop lying to me. It is an insult. That's the only way republicans can get ahead is to tell lies upon lies.

    September 8, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  21. shelly from TX

    they DO think you're stupid.

    don't prove them right, America

    September 8, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  22. Reinaldo Vazquez

    Hey McCain Britney Spears had a good night yesterday, maybe is a good time now to make a change. This polls do people really change there mind that much, We got some serious problem in this country.

    September 8, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  23. MLH

    What is so 'maverick' about 90% of Bush?

    September 8, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  24. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    YES THEY ARE A REGULAR BONNIE AND CLYDE.........

    September 8, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  25. Dem

    Pork Barrel spending is NOTHING compared to our economic troubles (housing, trade, healthcare, social security, war, dollar value etc.)

    We need DIRECTION CHANGE

    September 8, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
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