July 11th, 2008
04:20 PM ET
14 years ago

New Obama ad ties McCain to Bush, Rove

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(CNN) - Barack Obama is up with a new one-minute radio ad in Virginia and Dayton, Ohio that ties John McCain to George W. Bush and Karl Rove, and accuses McCain of “making stuff up” about Obama’s tax plan.

The spot features a man and a woman discussing McCain’s assertion –- also described in an RNC radio ad running in those markets - that Obama would raise taxes on people making $32,000 a year.

“John McCain, he’s got new ads attacking Barack Obama on taxes,” the man says.

“Well, that’s not new,” the woman responds. “Bush, McCain, Karl Rove. That’s how those guys work.”

“This is shameful,” the man says. “It’s just making stuff up.”

The ad says that Obama would only raise taxes on those making over $250,000, and cites FactCheck.org as describing McCain’s charges as “not true.”

“Sounds like George Bush all over again,” the woman says.

“Guess that’s why they say John McCain, McSame as Bush,” the man says, concluding the ad.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (198 Responses)
  1. KE

    I don’t like the Obama campaign ad. No hope and change.

    July 11, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Low

    FactCheck, the only person who is just like Bush is Geritol McShame.

    July 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. Rave

    The thing is Bush doesn't know he is an idiot... McCain knows he is an idiot following an other idiot's footsteps
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    July 11, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Low

    Charlotte It's over for Clinton. Give it up!

    July 11, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. Low

    It's obvious- is a McShame supporter

    July 11, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. Matt, Manchester, CT

    Great ad, if you completely forget that Democrats are just as nasty as Republicans in their attack ads. Brilliant work.

    July 11, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  7. jm from sc

    Be enlighted by the fact that all the candidates deliver speeches. Have you seen McCain's plan? The answer is NO, you only heard a bunch of his BS. If McCain was younger, his speech would be delivered smoother as well. I can't believe people would listen to the warmonger who have shown awful judgement in the past.

    Obama is indeed a better candidate than mcCain. If fact, he is a better candidate than Clinton was. Why ignore all the work Obama did in the past and only count his work as a senator. McCain is using his military experience which was far from administration, to fool america he is ready to be president. This man can't remember where he is half the time.

    July 11, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  8. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA


    Things can't get any worse than they are now with a Republican in the White House. We'll be lucky if we survive till Bush leaves office. Another four years of this would be catastrophic.

    And to all those supposed "Hispanics for McCain" calling Obama a Muslim, if you were truly intelligent Hispanics you would be more well-read and would know that he is a devout Christian. It's too obvious you're Republican posers. You're insulting the intelligence of Hispanics. They're too smart to fall for your tricks.


    July 11, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. Low

    Texan – Doesn't Jesse Jackson have a child out of wedlock. How are they the same.

    July 11, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  10. Big AL

    Nice bum up side the Ol' Man head....

    July 11, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. PUMA 4 HILL

    Obama is the biggest JOKE of all.

    Obama dreamers... really, take a few minutes and think about what's happened. Out of no where comes this golden boy. No accomplishments, no real ideas of his own. Why does he claim to be the engineer of these ideas you ask? Because the 'establishmen' has chosen him so they could get their way. He is their puppet and he's fine with that because they will never tell. He will be the first black Prez. (white though he is) and he will ride that all the way to the bank. It's not all Barack's fault. He simply is doing something engineered by others – remember Milli Vanilli? Same thing.

    But, if you don't wake up and see what's happened, one day you will realize it to be true.

    Hill was the real deal but the boys didn't like the idea of a woman doing it better or even succeeding at what they failed at.


    July 11, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. Low

    Texan – Ican say that if I asked him a question regarding our economy. he would give me a answer and not fall asleep.

    July 11, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  13. Low

    Charlotte – You said the same thing whe he was running against Hillary. How does the song go "if you don't know by now, you will never ever ever know"

    July 11, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  14. Low

    Are the PUMA's from Ketucky?

    July 11, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  15. Low

    Ian you are soooo right !!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  16. Orange

    Of course he connects them and blames them for all the problems. No mention of how maybe we buy cars and houses that are too big and that they were our own mistakes. No mention of how enviromentalists are not concerned with food or energy prices. Blaming Bush IS his whole strategy to win the White House. Our public schools bend backwards to make sure important parent meetings and letters are done in English, Spanish and Creole. I say keep up the good work America, Obama please CHANGE your ungrateful attitude. I HOPE you do not become President by bashing America, your strategy is offensive.

    July 11, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. An American Whiner

    Mcwar monger

    July 11, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  18. sally in cali

    to FactCheck

    Check your facts McCain had ads that are full of lies. If you Republicans fall for lies again that's your problem.

    You're in the denial grief stage because you cannot believe that you've been bamboozled, had, conned, swindled, lied to, taken for a ride on the oilmen's gravy train.

    July 11, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  19. rachel

    At this point I don't beleive McCain or Obama

    July 11, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  20. An American Whiner

    To FactCheck:

    And you must be a GOP Elephant:
    Always taking a big dump on the little guy.

    Signed: A Proud American Whiner.

    July 11, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  21. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    McBush was perplexed!!!

    The GOP has ruined this country!!!

    And worst of all – they don't care!!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. KE

    By the time the Democratic Party try to operate like the Repub it doesn't work.

    PUMA decide 2008!

    Also anything the Obama campaign do to alienate Hillary supporters can be a bad move even go too negative on McCain. (Also the DNC should not mix MLK day event and the nomination event.)

    One is too much “a work of fresh”.

    July 11, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  23. Montana is Obama Country

    TRUE STORY..!!!

    Just this morning in Red Lodge Montana, I heard an 90 year old man and an 89 year old man talk politcs..

    They asked each other who they were voting for..

    The 90 year old man said he would NOT vote for John McCain because he was to OLD..!!

    The 89 year old man said he LOVED Barack Obama and see's him as bring real respect from around the world back to back to America..

    This is no joke.. I listened intently and thought how interesting for them to have on world preception age and .

    This race impacts everybody even us in Red Lodge Montana..!!

    and 90 year old men think this is NO Country for Old Men..

    July 11, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
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