September 16th, 2008
04:27 PM ET
6 years ago

NEW AD: McCain says he can keep jobs safe

McCain is out with a new ad touting his ability to promote the economy.
McCain is out with a new ad touting his ability to promote the economy.

(CNN) - John McCain released a new television ad Tuesday telling voters he will protect them from the nation's economic woes: "Your savings, your jobs ... I'll keep them safe."

"The economy is in crisis. Enough is enough. I'll meet this financial crisis head on," McCain says in the new ad - the first in several weeks from his presidential campaign that does not attack Obama directly.

"Reform Wall Street. New rules for fairness and honesty. I won't tolerate a system that puts you and your family at risk," he also says. "Your savings, your jobs ... I'll keep them safe."

Obama sharply criticized McCain on Monday when the Arizona senator said the fundamentals of the economy are still strong, even as the 158-year-old investment firm Lehman Brothers shocked Wall Street when it filed for bankruptcy protection. McCain later said he was referencing the strength of American workers.


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  1. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    Tis the season to be jolly, I won't tolerate a system that puts you and your family at risk," he also says. "Your savings, your jobs … I'll keep them safe." fa la la la la. not even Sen McCain or Sen Obama can stop job lost. When company more out of country at will or close, down size.lay off. so but look what is going on now. Go Obama/Biden

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  2. Lie-a-day Palin Ain't Ready for Primetime

    McCain isn't a maverick, he's a plagiarist along with his wife Cindy and running mate Palin.

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. Tracey

    If he hasn't proved himself in 30 years what makes us believe he will do it in 4! He has been apart of this mess and now he wants us to believe that he is for this country! Anerica on Nov. 4, please vote for the person who in your soul will help to bring us from out of this mess!
    Please! for the true love of this country. This man is dangerous! Just like Bush. People voted for him and look at what has happened! Don't be bamboozled again!

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Ken in Dallas

    If McCain actually wins the election, who's he gonna follow around to steal ideas from then. McCain has his campaign strategy down cold: Lie, cheat, and steal!

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Ohio voter

    the economy is what it is stop telling me Mccain or Obam can fix anything. MCcain, Obama, Biden, Clinton, all current Senators, time to try something really new. VOTE PALIN VP for real change.

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. jeff finney

    WHAT DOES JOHN MCCAIN KNOW ABOUT THE ECONOMY? HAS

    HE EVER HELD A JOB OTHER THAN ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME?

    AND DON'T TROT OUT THE TIRED POW PROPAGANDA, MCCAIN'S

    PIMPED THAT STORY ENOUGH ALREADY!

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Carol

    OK – tell us HOW you intend to do this?
    More lies, empty promises

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. Phil

    I've got one word for everyone out there...Hollywood. The call to arms Hollywood has made to destroy and discredit McCain/Palin alone should be enough evidence that Obama is the wrong person to vote for. Whoever Hollywood praises, you should automatically vote the opposite of. People say McCain is out of touch with the everyday person in the U.S...what about the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Chevy Chase, etc. who have blasted McCain/Palin. The safe bet for America is ALWAYS the opposite of whoever Hollywood actor/actresses/producers/directors push for. Wake up America. Watch the debates, watch the interviews, etc. Make an informed decision, not an emotional one.

    September 16, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. TVC

    John McCain: "I'll keep jobs safe!"
    [Palin coughs] :"Bull****!!"

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 16, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. Johanna not voting GOP

    Fact is – McCain said the same thing at least 3 times since January:
    "I still believe our fundamental underpinnings of our economy are strong."
    -Sen. John McCain (1/23/08)

    "I still believe the fundamentals of our economy are strong."
    -Sen. John McCain (8/20/08)

    "Our economy, I believe, still, the fundamentals of our economy are strong…"
    -Sen. John McCain (9/15/08

    September 16, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. carolflowery

    you better be watching what your senate is doing, they are voting today, tonight to tax oil companies 18 billion dollars and then give ti back for incentives to solar, wind, etc, etc..they havent done a thing with their outrageous profits all these years, give it backt o the taxpayers, and this my idea, not obama or mccain's this is how sarah palin handled them in alaska, show me the money you freaks

    September 16, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Jacqueline

    How can McCain work to keep jobs safe when he doesnt think the economy is in trouble to begin with? after 8 years with Bush policies how can we support 4 more years. Lets face facts You cannot bring the jobs back but you can bring in new jobs which is what Obama will do by closing those loop holes in Nafta, re investing in renewable energy and reforming washington . McCain has had 26 years to fight for americans in the senate and congress and his record shows he has agreed with Bush over 90 % of the time. Time for a change. No McCain No Palin No way!! Enough!!!!

    September 16, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. Matt

    The only thing McCain intends to keep safe are the corporate interests dancing him around liek a marionette.

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. WOW WOW WOW

    W H A T --P A R T Y---H A S--B E E N---I N-- C H A R G E–

    O F--C O N G RE S S---F O R--TH E---P A S T-–T W O--

    Y E A R S--S O--W E --C A N--–T H AN K--–F O R-– O U R

    ---S T A N D A R D--O F---L I V I N G

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. DWoods

    Lies, Lies, and more lies!!

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  16. Mike T

    Anybody seen my gramps? He wanders off sometimes and says and does goofy stuff when he doesn't get his medication.

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  17. Capablanca

    I think McCain should have taken Obama's lead because I think this week Obama is focusing on old politics of personal attacks. Not a lot of people want to hear what the candidates can do to fix the economy. Obama this week has been talking about personal stuff and leave the details to fix the economy aside.

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  18. Frank

    This from the man who, by his own admission, doesn't know much about the economy.

    And before he started running for President, he didn't care about it much either.

    Give me a break!

    September 16, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  19. SB

    To: doob

    Your comments Exactly summed up the GOP perfectly. Ironically and sadley this is what the republican base believes.

    September 16, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. JB

    Why are you Obama supporters so angry? Obama has nothing in his past to indicate that he would be a good president, but yet you think that he's going to just come into the white house and make everything perfect. Obama is no different than any other politician so don't act like he's going to be some kind of messiah.

    Also Cafferty is trying to say that people wil not voting for Obama is only because of racism. What about the 90% black vote for Obama? Is that racism? Could it be that the voters that won't vote for Obama think that he don't have enough experience and nothing to show that he would make a good president. Just because Obama is black does not mean that voters should not make judgement as to whether he would make a good president or not.

    September 16, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  21. A Rebublican voting Democrat, Maryland

    I am registerd Republican voting for Obam-Biden ticket. McCain-Palin and the Republica party are a liar in my view. I can't believe the American people are buying into their jokes. These two people aren't real on issues that affect an ordinary American. Obama-Biden are right on the issues affecting you and me in this country today.

    People don't buy into their stragies. All they want is to still your votes. Please get from me ....I am a registered Republican. You see, he has been copying Obama's phrase by phrase....what changes is that when you he can't have his own original ideas. Don't be fooled by McCain-Palin. Please let us do away with the McCain-Palin and the Republican Party all together. Lets all vote DEMOCRAT this time around. They are the one talking about the issue.

    They're of the same. Let us send them home to Alaska.

    September 16, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  22. Terry, Butte, Mt

    Now McCain is stealing Obama's "enough is enough" battle cry?

    September 16, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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