August 22nd, 2008
12:30 PM ET
12 years ago

GOP will run ads in Spanish during Democratic convention

The GOP will run a new ad 'Commitment v. Rhetoric' during the Democratic convention.

The GOP will run a new ad 'Commitment v. Rhetoric' during the Democratic convention.

DENVER (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will air a new ad in Spanish next week in Denver promoting John McCain's work on immigration reform, while deriding Barack Obama on the issue.

The 60 second-ad will run during the week of the Democratic National Convention in the Mile High City as well as air on stations that reach reach Hispanic listeners in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Aspen, Fort Collins and Greeley.

The ad will also run in New Mexico on stations that reach listeners in Albuquerque and Las Cruces as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and El Paso, Texas.

Full script after the jump

See script:

Title: “Commitment V. Rhetoric”

How do you know someone is a friend?

You know because they stand up and defend you when it is hard.

When Hispanics needed a friend in Congress during the immigration debate… Who stood up? Who spoke out?

John McCain.

Senator McCain worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to form immigration legislation.

And while the bill didn’t pass, only McCain demonstrated a real commitment to reforming immigration in a way that honored our laws as well as our immigrants and traditions.

And Barack Obama?

Obama did not stand up. Obama did not speak out. And when the time came for him to do the right thing, he did not.

Obama supported measures designed to insert a deadly “poison pill” to kill the immigration legislation.

If Obama didn’t even have the courage to stand up for immigrants, how can he claim to have the strength to change the way Washington works?

John McCain is ready to lead. Barack Obama is not.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. Veterans for Obama

    Remeber the Viva Bush bumper stickers? What did he ever do for Hispanics?

    August 22, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. Richard, FL

    Obama is not a Muslim and people should do research before making ignorant comments about him.

    August 22, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. Draft Card Republicans

    Strong men needed for active duty.

    August 22, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Used to be a Demo-CRAP

    Obama famous words....

    In the Saddleback Church forum last week, in response to Rev. Rick Warren’s question, “At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?” Obama responded: “Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade.”

    August 22, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Mochona, FL

    Either McCain is going through through one of those "SENIOR MOMENT" Episodes or is a GREAT LIAR.
    The Question is which is which.

    Mochona, FL

    August 22, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. James, Houston, TX

    John McCain is a Nam P.O.W. ! His Logo is "NO MAS, NO MAS" ! Manos Ariba, Cucarocha !

    August 22, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Mike

    Anonymous –

    Se dice "hypocritical warmonger" en espanol:

    senor McCain.

    August 22, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Draft Card Republicans

    Men and women of spanish origin,become a citizen and get a free draft card.

    August 22, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Joseph IRAQ WAR VET



    August 22, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Andrew

    The latest news is that the Democrats have decided to stop runing ads in Red battleground states...including North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia.

    Didn't Obama say he would carry Virginia and North Carolina? And change the electoral map?

    Obama is getting desperate.

    August 22, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  11. Latinos for Obama

    Obama is the only one that Latinos should trust. McCain does not have no idea what common people experience in their daily lives and this is more true of the latino population.

    Mi Raza voten Obama! El Republicano McCain no nos va apoyar y es un fruade!

    August 22, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. KenB, MI

    the GOP could run ads in Japanese and it will still come out the "Same Old Business" of Sen. McCain...Paul Begala for VP heheheh OBAMA '08

    August 22, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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