August 21st, 2008
03:00 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain camp says Obama's still 'The One'

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caption="The McCain camp released “The One: Road to Denver” Web video Friday."] (CNN) - The One has returned.

John McCain's campaign released a sequel to its Web video about presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama that used footage of Charlton Heston as Moses parting the Red Sea, images of light streaming from the heavens, and a gospel choir to paint Obama as an arrogant politician who bought into near-messianic hype over his candidacy.

They're all back "by popular demand," according to McCain spokesman Brian Rogers - along with new footage of Obama bodysurfing on his recent Hawaiian vacation - in the latest release.

On a day when coverage of the presumptive Republican nominee has been dominated by his inability to immediately recall how many homes he owns, his campaign is hoping that "The One" can save the news cycle.

Earlier: 'They will call him The One,' says McCain Web ad

In 'The One: Road to Denver,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quoted calling Obama "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time," and a recording of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine - a top Democratic VP prospect - is played in which he expresses relief that Obama's call for a cease-fire in Georgia has been heeded.

"His hand guides the world," says the announcer.

"...In Denver, you will see the light," the announcer says later. "He may be 'The One,' but is he ready to lead? No."

Filed under: John McCain • Political ads
soundoff (351 Responses)
  1. Sean

    Didn't McCain make two phone calls to Georgia? Now they're trying to hold Obama's calls for a cease fire against him? I hope McCain gets banished from this country. One way ticket back to Vietnam.

    August 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. Diane

    Since McCain can't get his bladder problem fixed, he is quite childish with his ads. Disgusting!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  3. Funny stuff

    Those of you sinners who vote for McCain will burn for all eternity.

    August 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. S. Boatman

    Obama Is The One I Will Be Voting For This November. . . Thanks For The Info Mccain Camp!

    August 21, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Nimi from NY

    Yes. He's the one alright and you are not. Why shouldn't he be the one? After all the ad is a little too old as you are. You will turn 72 by the end of the month and can't remeber anything you're asked these days. Why then do you think you will remeber to do anything if elected? While Obama's numbers may have dropped yours haven't actually gone up. So, McCain go figure.

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. Sacto Joe

    Lies and disinformation will only carry you so far, Senator McCain.

    Then they have a habit of boomeranging on the one who lied.

    Prepare for the Obama Boomerang, Senator. It's coming at you sooner than you think!

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Cecil

    Sen. McCain, Some Average Americas Are Still Taking Nice Vacations.
    I Do Believe Obama Deserve A Nice Vacation, Real World.

    McSmear Sequel, Your A Fraud, And So UnAmerican!

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. E.C.Coleman

    Where's my comment? Oh..........the editor doesn't AGREE with what I said? Oh ...........guess it wasn't far left and liberal enough and didn't gush over insipid fraud nobama.

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. Ryan

    The One...that will lose in November. I love the house ad thou...I love it because Obama just allowed the Rep attack machine to bring up Rezko!! It's great!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  10. Andy

    What's the over/under that the MSM forgets to mention that Obama bought his MILLION DOLLAR HOME with money from Tony Rezko, convict? Rezko makes Abramhoff look like a girl scout.

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. Sean

    OBSERVERING: Do you even know what he was referring to, or what the whole quote was? Or are you so intent on bashing Obama that it doesn't matter?

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  12. Sean

    Everything coming out of McCain's mouth about Obama these days is a lie. How am I supposed to trust that McCain will live up to anything he ever pledges to do if he's capable of lying so easily and blatantly in order to further his personal career? I used to respect the man, but now I find him repugnant.

    I even liked him to the point that originally, as a registered independent, I was torn between he and Obama. No more. The choice is easy at this point. I'll take the guy who has some recognition of the concept of ethics – Obama all the way.

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Jerry

    McCain should be ashame playing with God,,,,Obama is only trying to bring the country together do MCSAME have anything else to do because he not telling me and American people how we going fix the economy and the housing situation///

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. Filipina

    Yes Obama is the ONE to lead this country so hush McWar!
    I have 3 words for you!!!
    Yes We Can!

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  15. dustin

    I'm so sick of McCain, his campaign is so full of it. Using a religious overtone to attack obama is disgraceful. He's become everything he hated about bush in 2000. I'll be surprised if next he doesn't come out and say god wants him to be elected because he's "pro-life", but the fact is, he just wants more live babies so he can have more dead soldiers for when he reinstates the draft.

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  16. john williams san diego, ca.

    Osama is the disciple of Jimmy Carter, so he must be the chosen one except, in his own words 'this is way above my pay grade'

    August 21, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  17. Brad

    If he can fix this sad economic situation that we are currently in. I will be the first to call him THE ONE.

    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. fella from Chicago

    Would you prefer the Republicans run ads on Obama's live birth abortion stance? Naw, suffer through this ad for awhile.

    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. Former Republican

    Someone who doesn't know how many houses he has and has no clue what it means to be rich is not in touch with the average American. He is out of touch and does not have the temperament to lead. In fact, just imagine George Bush with a temper!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. You Know Who

    Judging from the amount of excitement he is inflicting on the population, I would say he is more ready than following:


    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  21. Nia from Minneapolis

    And you wonder why the rest of the world thinks we are crazy. Look at the caliber of thinking that McCain represents.

    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. Dylan in CA

    Wow... the McBush campaign gets sadder and more pathetic by the day. Have the kids who run this disaster graduated from high school yet?

    August 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. Toby

    Rarely do we get a political add that is equally insulting to the religious and to the nonreligious. Of course, his supporters support it. We can just hope the rest of the country takes a hard look at it and comes to the inevitable conclusion about McCain.

    August 21, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. USMC Mike

    McLame is getting tired ...

    Laughable, at best

    August 21, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Lesley

    Why aren't all of McCain's evangelicals that seemed so pleased with him complaining about these God-like ads? This is really blasphemous. Besides, Obama clearly stated at Saddleback that God will take care of evil, whereas McCain claimed that Bin Laden is evil and he would take care of him, that he knows how to do it. Seems like McCain thinks he's God!

    August 21, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
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