September 2nd, 2008
03:35 PM ET
15 years ago

New Obama ad: McCain 'Same' as Bush

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Obama campaign released a new ad Tuesday afternoon."]
(CNN) – After a mutually observed cease-fire caused by Hurricane Gustav’s landfall, the McCain and Obama camps are back at it.

On the same day that President Bush is set to address the Republican convention via satellite, the Obama campaign released a new television advertisement that attempts to link Bush to Sen. John McCain, who will soon be formally named as the GOP’s nominee.

The 30-second spot, “Same” will air on national cable and in battleground states beginning Tuesday.

“I voted with the president over 90 percent of the time, higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues,” McCain says in footage included in the ad.

(Full script after the jump)

Script, "Same" ad, 30 seconds

ANNCR: They share the same out of touch attitude.

The same failure to understand the economy.

The same tax cuts for huge corporations and the wealthiest one percent.

The same questionable ties to lobbyists.

The same plan to spend ten billion a month in Iraq when we should be rebuilding America.

McCAIN: I voted with the president over 90 percent of the time, higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues.

ANNCR: We just can’t afford more of the same.

OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.

soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Obam-uh and the Celebu-tards

    Uhhh huh huh huh huh... uh, huh huh huh... and then, like, they said, like, "McSame." Uh huh huh... that's pretty funny to like a 14-year-old or something.

    September 2, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Mat

    that was the best Obama campaign ad yet! they need to keep those up this week –

    September 2, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  3. Anne E.

    Now THIS is effective!
    McCain's first decision (picking Palin as VP) was, in his own words, a "bomb, bomb, bomb . . ."
    How will a man who can't properly vet a running mate run this country??? SAME as BushCo!!!

    September 2, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  4. Ed, Fl

    This is no-brainer he has voted with Bush 90% of the time, how can we expect him to be different ?

    September 2, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  5. cali Bar-rocks

    what else do they have in common?
    1) well most of the McCain campaign is run by recycled Bush wo/men..Leslie Sanchez, Rick David, Schmitz, Tucker Bound to name a few..
    2) they both have special interest pulling their strings….so who are some of the 59 LOBBYIST running the McCain campaign? well we see them all the time on tv…Wayne Berman-chevron, Eric Burgeson-BP, Frank Donatelli-EXXON, Rebecca Anderson-Sunoco, Charlie Black-Occidental petro., Nancy Pfotenhauer-Koch Ind. and Randy Scheunemann-Amco….

    well that's not country first, John McCain is country CLUB first…after 8 years of Bush/McCain don't you think we can do BETTER?

    September 2, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  6. FlaDem

    Love the ad. Now we need one showing all the contradictions coming out of McCains mouth. There are so many good clips out there. Let's put them side by side.

    September 2, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  7. Oscar Pasadena

    McCain first policy decesion the selection of a vice presidential candidate shows two attributes. First he is wreckless. Forget the lady's family. This is like selecting a baseball player from little league, promote the player to the major leagues and hope the player excells. Possible but not likely. WRECKLESS. Second, McCain is now a prisoner of the extreme right. He could have picked Condaliza Rice, Kay Bailey Hutchison and many other reasonable and better qualified women, but nooooo he choose a Automatic weapon user, right wing wacco that delights in "Butchering moose" and denying fellow citizens their right to their beliefs. Sory John but you do not have the judgement to lead the FREE World.

    September 2, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  8. Ty

    I thought that even if McCain did get elected we would be better off than we were under Bush....

    With this sick joke picking Palin as a running mate I fear McCain may be worse than Bush.

    That decision pushed this independent voter to Obama.

    September 2, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. MD in GA

    Perfect ad. Nothing like your own words on tape to come back and haunt you. There's no spend the McCain camp can put on this...

    September 2, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  10. Geri

    Obama needs to check his own voting record

    September 2, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  11. DJ in Colorado


    The same no matter how you look at it!

    September 2, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  12. John Howard

    I am watchint the RNC. I noted when watching the DNC that some of your "facts" included the make up of those attending the DNC by gender, age and ethnic make up. I haven't seen it so far with the RNC. If they are serious about reaching out to a younger and more inclusive America you can not tell it by what I am seeing.

    September 2, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  13. frustration

    with McCain you have the second term confusion of Reagen, and the bad judgment of Bush...

    Its time for a dem to get in office and clean up another bush mess... I mean look at McCain, hes causing his own little mess with Palin already... could you imagine the country after 4 years of that...

    come now...

    evolution people!

    evolve as a country, move on

    September 2, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  14. Aussie in U.S.

    I think McCain is worse that Bush. He has in the past not only supported war but pushed for greater show of force with the use of devastating weapons to kill innocent women and children.
    He also has a latent temper that Americans have yet to see.
    He is a very dangerous man.
    Americans will get what they deserve if they vote him in.

    September 2, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  15. none

    this is for mike from texas. are you mad? obama went to harvard and you claim that he cant math... very very good and oh yeah he was about to go to wallstreet. haha
    sorry my english but im from europe...every europian is supporting obama... u american need to change your image. and he's the man for it.
    we all think ameriicans are gun crazy, fat, stupid. and thats the thrueth

    September 2, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
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