May 15th, 2008
08:40 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain launches '2013' web ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. McCain laid out a bold vision of what he intends to accomplish during his first term in a new web ad."]
(CNN) – On the same day that Sen. John McCain gave an ambitious speech laying out what he intends to accomplish by the end of his first term in office, his campaign released an accompanying Web ad dramatizing those hypothetical achievements.

“The year: 2013,” an announcer says as the words “2013” appear on screen. Then the ad goes through a laundry list of accomplishments McCain envisions: stabilizing the Middle East, reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism, strengthening border security, advancing energy independence, reforming wasteful spending by the federal government, delivering health care choice, and restoring economic confidence. “The year: 2013, the president: John McCain,” the announcer says as McCain’s image appears on screen.

McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, has been touring fall battleground states for the past several weeks while he lays out his policy proposals and reaches out to constituencies he will need to win the White House in November.

Related: McCain predicts Iraq war over by 2013

Filed under: John McCain • Political ads
soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Tex

    Major flip flop of the campaign so far! McBush sees his campaign going down the tubes before it ever gets out of the gate and so knocks off 95 years of his original boast of 100 years. McBush, what a dofuss!

    May 15, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  2. Michigan Voter !!!

    He Just added EDWARDS . This Guy Talks About Poverty , And Paid $ 400. 00 For a Hair-cut .
    How Shallow , And Vain Is That ? . Obama Thinks Edwards Endorsement Is Going To Change Anybodys Mind !!!!

    Edwards Is The Obama " TYPICAL HYPOCRITE " That Endroses His Campaign .
    Obama Can't Get The White Blue Collar Vote , And has Block Michigan , And Florida From Having A Re-Vote ..
    That is Why Obama Is In Michigan With Edwards , Trying To Fool Us Into Voting For him . It Will Not Work !!!!!
    Voting For Obama Is Like Voting For GEORGE BUSH !!!!!!!!!!

    NO OBAMA !!!!!!

    HILLARY , Or McCAIN 2008

    May 15, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. mun

    what a gigantic load of CRAP!

    May 15, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  4. Bitter Tommy Hussein in St. Louis

    I don't think Senator McCain would be able to accomplish all these things in a short four years. For the most part, the things in the list require longer-term solutions (but in fairness, for example, it does say "advance energy independence" as opposed to "achieve"). If he is elected, I could only hope that things do work out that way, and that there's nothing to worry about concerning the big joke about bombing Iran, not knowing anything about the economy, etc.

    May 15, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  5. Kevin

    Glad to know one 72 year old man is looking forward to the year 2013....

    May 15, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  6. Jenni

    While I appreciate the suggestion that we could be out by 2013, it is exceptionally naive to believe the the Middle East will be stabilized by then. There has been fighting in the Middle East for literally thousands of years and we aren't going to change that anytime soon!

    May 15, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  7. bill pike

    hope his tv works at the rest home–no not 2013, after he goes back home in november never to be heard from again. 2013??? 100 year war??? doesn't understand economics-–oh i thought they were talking about george bush.

    May 15, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  8. White Male -CA

    I love crystal ball proposals. I thought only gypsies believed in crystal balls.

    May 15, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  9. Tony, Miami

    Mc Cain and Hillary are both delusional. What about putting them on the same ticket?

    May 15, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  10. Shelley in NC

    I'd laugh if it weren't so sad.

    May 15, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  11. Bob Stephens

    McSame is a joke... I can't believe that people are actually going to vote for this clown....... How sad.....

    May 15, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  12. Bobby K

    Old John, Poor John
    He has lost his way and his brain's all gone.
    Poor Old John who can see a future, a time that cannot be.
    For he has lost his way and his memory
    Is there anyone who cannot see
    That there will soon be senility
    For dear poor old John.
    Who's lost his way and his brain's all gone

    May 15, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. Benton Indianapolis, In

    I wonder what 1-900 number he called for his 2013 physic reading. Wonder if the physic reading told him how bad he will lose this fall.

    May 15, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  14. Lanny Davis

    Hillary has 3 cajones
    McCain was thought to have lost his bearings but Lie-berman checked them and they appear to be intact alongside his crystal ball

    Sorry but I am I reading too much into this? McCain probably doesn't want to compare anatomy to Obama ...

    May 15, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
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