(CNN) – Hours after he flatly declared "I am not President Bush," John McCain is out with a new campaign ad that implicitly takes aim at his party's leader and pledges a new course in the years ahead.
"The last eight years haven't worked very well, have they? " McCain says in the new one-minute spot that features the Arizona senator looking directly into the camera. "I'll make the next four better."
"Your savings, your job and your financial security are under siege. Washington is making it worse – bankrupting us with their spending," the Republican presidential nominee also says in the new spot.
McCain also takes aim at his Democratic rivals in the new spot, highlighting Joe Biden's "patriotic" comment and Obama telling the now-famous ‘Joe the Plumber’ in Ohio that we need to "spread the wealth around."