September 2nd, 2008
03:45 PM ET
15 years ago

New ad hits Obama on taxes, government spending

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The McCain campaign and the RNC released a new joint ad Tuesday."]
(CNN) – A new joint ad from the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee joins two common lines of Republican attack against Sen. Barack Obama.

“Expensive Plans,” a 30-second ad that began airing Tuesday in 14 battleground states, casts Obama as a celebrity surrounded by adoring crowds who will increase government spending, run budget deficits, and raise taxes on working families along with the help of his fellow Democrats in Congress. “They ready to tax, ready to spend, but not ready the lead,” a female voice says at the end of the ad.

The RNC and the McCain campaign launched the ad on what amounts to the first day of regular proceedings at the Republican convention after Monday’s schedule was pared down dramatically because of concern over Hurricane Gustav’s impact on the Gulf Coast region. The Obama campaign also released a new ad Tuesday.

(Full script after the jump)

Script, “Expensive Plans,” 30 seconds.

ANNCR: Take away the crowds, the chants.

All that’s left are costly words.

Barack Obama and out-of-touch Congressional leaders have expensive plans.

Billions in new government spending.

Years of deficits.

No balanced budgets.

And painful tax increases on working American families.

They’re ready to tax

Ready to spend

But not ready to lead.

(Airing in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.)

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Political ads • RNC
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Any accusation about Obama being unready to lead are rendered pretty laughable considering level of judgment exemplified by McCain in choosing Sarah Palin as a running mate.

    September 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. anyonmous

    how about say mccain not ready to lead

    September 2, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. anyonmous

    and we prove this message mccain got the worst pick of vp in history his vp is inexprienced and mccains not ready to lead im anonymous and i prove this message

    September 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  4. anyonmous

    mccains not ready to lead

    September 2, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. John, FL

    That script sounds more like the Bush administration.

    September 2, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |