September 23rd, 2008
11:00 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain ad says Obama and allies stayed 'mum' in wake of crisis

CNN

Watch: The McCain campaign released a new ad Tuesday claiming Obama never put forth a plan to fix the ailing economy.

(CNN)— In the wake of one of the biggest banking failures in American history, the McCain campaign released a new ad Tuesday blasting Obama and his “liberal allies” for staying “mum” on their plans for the economic crisis.

“In crisis, experience matters,” the announcer says. “McCain and his Congressional allies led.”

“Obama and his liberal allies? Mum on the market crisis.”

Watch: McCain's new ad says Obama was 'mum' during the economic crisis

Both presidential nominees have been using the crisis on Wall Street to show strength and leadership on economic policy, but the latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows more American’s place the blame for the economic failure on the Republican Party. 47 percent of registered voters questioned said the GOP is more to blame, with 24 percent placing the blame on the Democratic Party.

The 30-second spot, “Mum,” is the latest attempt by the McCain campaign to argue Obama never put for his own plan for the ailing economy.

However, a recent fact check shows Obama has outlined his plans several times since the meltdown on Wall Street.

According the the McCain campaign the ad will air nationally.

Full script after the jump

"Mum"

ANNCR: In crisis, experience matters.

McCain and his Congressional allies led.

Tough rules on Wall Street.

Stop CEO rip-offs.

Protect your savings and pensions.

Obama and his liberal allies? Mum on the market crisis.

Because no one knows what to do.

More taxes.

No leadership.

A risk your family can't afford.

JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (205 Responses)
  1. RW

    There are some issues that take carefull consideration not
    just going in and fireing people..
    Obama met with his economic advisors, some of whom
    were under Clinton in a much better situation after they
    fixed the mess another republican president got us into.
    We don't need another Laurel and Hardy in the White House.

    September 23, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. John Air Force Vet

    LIES- AGAIN! Obama has been talking plenty-and I just talked o Rick Larson's office in WA state and asked him to back Obama on his Main St beforer Wall St stance. Obama has been talking about this deregulatory rip off for a very long time-while McSame and the GOP continued their agenda to rape the American taxpayer! This is worse than the Keating 5 scandle-McMillionaire and freinds scandle and bailout!

    September 23, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. Obama is REAL Change

    McCain

    EMPTY SUIT
    EMPTY SHIRTS
    EMPTY BASEBALL CAP
    EMPTY REFORMER
    EMPTY PROMISES
    EMPTY TOWN HALL MEETINGS

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 23, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. fixthebroken

    Marie in California,

    Why don't you become more educated in civics before spewing ignorance. Go look up what voting "present" actually means. Read a book for a change.

    And, Obama has come up with a plan. Go read it. It is available. But, I appreciate a person who takes their time on an issue about spending $700 billion of our tax dollars. This is not the time to be a maverick and off the cuff.

    Go get a little smarter, please.

    September 23, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    REALLY ........NO LIES???? SADLY ALL THE GOP & MCCAIN KNOW HOW TO DO IS LIE, DESTROY, MISLEAD AND ATTACK.

    MCCAIN ATTACKS SEN. OBAMA.........BUT WHO WAS AT THE HELM THE LAST 26 YEARS??????????? MCCAIN & HIS REGULATION-BANISHING CRONIES!

    WAKE UP AMERICA WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO CONTINUE TO PRINT MONEY, OWING $10 TRILLION TO THE CHINESE, SAUDIS AND DUBAI............IS..............ENOUGH!

    September 23, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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