August 15th, 2008
07:25 PM ET
10 years ago

Rapid response: McCain ad slams Obama ad

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(CNN) - John McCain's campaign hit back hard Friday at a Barack Obama television ad suggesting the Arizona senator is partly responsible for looming job losses in the crucial battleground state of Ohio.

In the McCain campaigns new 30-second spot designed to specifically counter the Obama ad, an announcer states it is actually the Illinois senator's policies which will hurt Ohioans the most.

"It's Obama's taxes that will hurt Ohio families," the announcer states. "Higher taxes on your paycheck, your life savings, your electric bills."

The McCain ad echoes another commercial from the campaign released earlier Friday that claims Obama's tax policies will lead to an "economic disaster."

Update 7:25 pm: The Obama campaign released the following statement in response to the McCain campaign's new ad "Maybe": “John McCain would rather distort Sen. Obama’s record than own up to his role in the deal that has put 8,200 Ohio jobs in jeopardy. The people of Southwest Ohio are quickly learning they can expect anything but straight talk from Sen. McCain,” said Obama Ohio Communications Director Isaac Baker.

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soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Obama Sebelius 08

    McCain took money from a lobbyist linked to both Airborne and DHL. McCain then convinced other politicians to vote for the merger of the two companys in Ohio.

    McCain got the vote through, the companys merged, then they fired 8000 people in Ohio! So yes, McCain is the cause!!!!!

    Obama / Sebelius 08

    August 16, 2008 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  2. Sebelius for VP

    Not only is McCain responsible for the loss of jobs in Ohio by voting for the merger of the company's that fired them, but then McCain hired a lobbyist from those companys as his Campain Manager!!!!

    McCain the Job Raider!!!

    August 16, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  3. Carl from MI

    McLame will throw another tempter tantrum... just like GWB does when his staff diagrees with him. McLame WAS involved in the whole DHL affair... and will be responsible when DHL closes up shop in Ohio and puts tons of people out of work.

    Ohio people are idiots if they vote for McCain this fall... keeping the tax breaks for those making over $250,000?? That's really going to help your state out, Ohio.... time for your state to make a difference by telling McLame to take a hike!! WAKE UP, AMERICA!!

    August 16, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  4. Koko

    He finally firgue it out. Before he selected Palin as his running mate, his campaign was going nowhere. After her selection he even took the lead for the first time. Palin's rallies drew thousands and even tens of thousands of people who were willing to stand in line, and wait for hours to see her.

    April 27, 2012 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
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