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. Young Republican

    The Truth doesn't matter. Who'd be the best president doesn't matter. What matters is gullibility and hillbillies.

    That said - Steve Schmidt and his Karl Rove/Machiavellian tactics will win it for the GOP in November.

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. Al

    I love it! You Democrats are shaking in your boots. This was the election you couldn't lose...and now McCain/Palin is leading in the polls, and you guys are SCARED!

    McCAIN-PALIN for AMERICA in 08!!!!!

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  3. J from DC

    We went to Iraq to disarming their government from WMD's
    If the serge did not find the WMD's,
    how is it a success again???

    Still confused.

    Oil and War is all I hear fromt he republicians.

    Housing Market Breakdown, and the same administration that inorged this problem is taking it over.

    I guess more goverment intervention is the correct answer after all.
    Can someone say hypocrites...

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. Tired of W, OH

    The McCain/Putin campaign is pathetic. But not as pathetic as the American people if they truly believe that that a man that voted with Bush over 90% of the time and who has been part of the Washington corruption for more than 2 decades and an unknown mayor/Governor of Moose-town who opposes women's rights and equal pay will actually bring about change.

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  5. Lucy

    I America votes this two into office, A,merica will officially become the Worlds dumbest Nation!

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    The election is not going to be about the so-call "original mavericks," it is going to be about race, gender, and age.......and that is not original nor maverick.

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. Obama/Biden

    Its really Depressing that America is SO Blind and So Easily Fooled. We forgive and Forget too easily... and if you vote and McCain/Palin win... dont start posting cry ing about all the terrible things are happening regarding their decisions.

    REMEMBER!! Because I will be right here to say TOLD YOU SO!!!

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 8, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. Linda from Prescott AZ

    McCain and Palin will turn this country back 50 years.
    She is not a woman that represents women's rights or the interests of the public.

    McCain isn't a Maverick, he's a sidekick.

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. Foreign observer

    As it looks like the US aren´t mature and smart enough to lead the world !
    Republicans failed the last eight years and there are no ideas how they would handle it better way.

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  10. Paul

    Maverick . . .ummm . . . wasn't that Tom Cruises call sign in Top Gun? Wow . . . sounds really cool. I guess I better vote for MaCain / Palin now.

    Common folks . . . really . . . it’s time to start thinking critically. Use your head and WAKE UP. Stop buying into this nonsense.

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  11. Democracynow2008

    what a joke McCain/Palin Mavericks thats like Lie ber man saying he is a Democrat and we know he's now a Republican.

    Who is the real deal"The Change Candidate?"

    Thats easy for educated people who can actually think for themselves .

    Obama/Biden thats who the real change is and remember when Obama is elected President by the American People he will make the finail decisions on matters of Domestic and International policy carefully unlike McCain and shoot from the hip Palin.

    It we want real Change then we as Americans must not get fooled by Political ads like this .

    Vote for once to get rid of the old guard in the Whitehouse and elect
    Senator Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the Whitehouse I know I am.
    Obama/Biden 08

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  12. no fear

    Whatever your party preference, folks need to read as much about Palin as they have the other candidates.

    She is not at what she says she is.

    STay informed –all across the board.

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  13. ST

    Now I see why the rest of the world laughs at us. We are stupid. We didn't learn anything from Bush. I keep hearing the word facist, socialist, and communist attached toe Obama. When I think of Palin, all I think of is dictator in the making. She wanted to ban book in Wasilla, she wants abstinence only education taught in schools (yeah that worked for her kid) and she wants to take away a woman's right to choose. If these two get into office, we are so screwed.

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  14. AKRON, OHIO HILLARY SUPPORTER

    go get these guys oboma and biden

    September 8, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. Bobby

    The american people have finally wised up! They know Obama for what he is- a good talker who can read a speech well and a community organizer. Who wants that to run their country!!! He like old soldiers will just fade away!!!

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Sabreen60

    Obviously you cannot criticize the MSM and their coverage or lack thereof concerning the lies told on Obama at the Republican convention. I don't know why I expected anything different.

    Scrub this one too, CNN.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  17. Patrick

    Pouring Aggrivating Lies Into Nincompoops '08

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  18. Alice

    The Repubs have some nerve continuing to make that false bridge-to-nowhere claim.

    Then, again, they've been making it for five days without a peep from the Democrats.

    Come on guys. Get out from under that rock. It wouldn't be sexist to point out the real facts.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  19. Jill American

    Palin statisfies the religious extremists.
    McCain caved.
    Be very afraid .. more then of Bush.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  20. Idaho

    How amusing. I thought all politicians lie, both democrats and republicans alike. Guess democrats believe everything Obama and Biden say? If you do, I'd like to sell you some ocean front property in Colorado. All politicians promise you the moon and then try to convince you that they gave it to you. Go to the congressional records of all 3 senators, look at their voting history, the number of 'not voting' for all 3....Maybe we'd be better off with Putin than any one that's running. At least Palin is farthest removed from Washington rich.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  21. Sue/PA

    McCain/Palin Campaign Motto

    It's my "party"
    I'll lie if I want to
    Lie if I want to
    Lie if I want to
    Palin will lie too
    Just to dupe all of you

    Stop this insanity

    No How, No Way, No McCain, No Palin

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. irish

    She has a 80% approval rating among Alaska. Our own Congress has 9% and most of them are democrates, who have done nothing in 2 years, except name post offices and congradulate football teams. Were have they been for the last 5 weeks. On vacation. Who told them they could go on vacation for 5 weeks. I didn't hear any of the American people given the ok for that. And we paid for it. By the way, do you realize that you are comparing Obama and Palin again. I thought one was running for president .I didn't know both were running for the same postion. This is what is going to sink the Obama campaign if you guys are not careful.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  23. Jeffer65

    Sarah Palin – the new politcal celebrity and media darling. Cult of Personality. That's Ok, America, the actual issues facing us aren't really important anyway, right? John McCain better be careful around her. He's next on her hit list.

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  24. Kelly

    A new ad is news????

    Does CNN get paid for this kind of free advertising???

    September 8, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  25. TIRED OF THE GOP

    Are they allowed to lie like that.... YES they have been doing it for eight years... they seem to be able to do nothing else. I tired of this silly game they play say one thing one day and keep saying no matter what the facts are. Just keep saying it no one's watching ( SORRY WE ARE! )

    September 8, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
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