September 10th, 2008
01:50 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain ad paints Dems as wolfpack hunting Palin

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/10/art.wolfad.cnn.jpg caption="New McCain ad paints Democrats as a wolfpack hunting Palin."](CNN) - John McCain's campaign released a new ad Wednesday that portrays Democratic operatives as a vicious wolfpack hunting VP nominee Sarah Palin.

“The attacks on Governor Palin have been called ‘completely false’...’misleading,’” says the female announcer in the 30-second spot, which points to a report from Factcheck.org shooting down many attacks on the Alaska governor. “And they've just begun.”

Watch: The latest McCain ad does a fact check on Obama

The announcer cites a Wall Street Journal column that 30 Democratic lawyers and researchers have been “air dropped” into Alaska “dig dirt” on Palin.

That column, by pundit John Fund, cites anonymous sources in reporting that unnamed Democrats have descended on Anchorage. The Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign have denied sending anyone to Alaska to conduct research into Palin’s past.

“As Obama drops in the polls, he'll try to destroy her,” says the announcer, as images of a wolfpack appear on screen. "Obama's politics of hope? Empty words."

The McCain campaign said the ad would be airing in “key states,” although it did not say where, or how extensive the buy would be.


Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (556 Responses)
  1. Don

    Oh but wait. Obama will switch what he said. Don't worry he will say he really didn't mean it that way. Have you ever noticed how he will not look directly into the camera, kinda like his is trying to hide something. And what is so funny is now the Hillary lovers are saying that Obama should have chosen her for VP. So what are you saying, being a half is not bad?

    One more thing, at least Saral Palin don't have a problem taking stand on an issue. Big hips Hillary is still playing to the camera.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Sen. Barack Obama

    Even I can see the ironic hypocrisy of the liberal Democrats. 🙁

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. Hootenanny

    That does it.

    McCain just lost my vote.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. Disgusted in America

    Palin should take her backwoods brood back to Alaska so she can focus on her son and grandson.

    I won't apologize for thinking that her mediocrity is good for America.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Frank

    What a joke – does he not even know that the capital of Alaska is Juneau, not Anchorage. Makes one wonder what other mistakes, falsehoods, or out-and-out lies are emerging...

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. Cindy

    McCain has lost all credibility. He's going to keep his paperdoll VP hidden behind whiney ads and won't let the voters know who or what she really is.

    How can anyone vote for a paperdoll for VP?

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Turning Florida Blue

    Can someone write Sarah Palin a new speech she sound like a tape recorder.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. Just Miss

    MCCAIN STICK TO THE ISSUES.....

    I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CHILDISH GAMES...

    I AM REALLY TIRED OF THE SAME OLD POLITICS.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. Lynne - Seattle WA

    Personally, I am tired of all of this petty childish do as I say not as I do behavior. I believe McCain has used the pig and lipstick analogy (sp), why was it ok for him and not Obama?

    As a woman, I would like to think we've come a long way, but the reality is...Governor Palin is in for a load of crap...it doesn't matter if you like her and her politics or not, she is a woman running for a traditionally male dominated field. She made a choice to accept the nomination, now she has to deal with the consequences of her choices.

    Politics suck! If you aren't strong enough to stand up to the scrutiny of your choices, your reputation and your work history...get out of the game...and shut up about it. It's time to grow up.

    I am one average American that is sick and tired of all this crap. Start talking about what is important in real life!!! the Economy! The war! Education! Health Care!

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. Open

    So I suppose we just have to ignore Palin now.

    Fine!

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. Bob

    Juneau is the capital of Alaska.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. andrew s. rostolder

    lets stop the crap. and get to the issues which you don't seem to get to any more. next month mcbabe won't pack the gear any more. the vets think you sold them out voting with mcbush. it will all fall apart soon. you are an empty suit. and mcbabe has to many problems.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. Dara

    What comes around goes around
    .....and Obama's going down. – Thank GOD.

    As one of the MANY former Hillary supporters....

    McCain/Palin '08

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  14. Tiara Is Too Heavy

    She may have won John over in 15 minutes, but it going to take a little longer to impress me. When she comes out from hiding, let's talk. Until then, see ya.

    I'm sure Al Quaeda is shaking in their boots, she may throw her tiara at them.

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  15. mouli

    It is appalling to see the Maverick, man of integrity and honor sink to a low. It is shameful of McCain. Only in America can you get away with beauty that is skin deep or abysmal intelligence. The republicans have mastered the art of deception and the voting public seem to be following their trail. Great example of democracy at work!

    September 10, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  16. Seriously

    This ad is a shame! Pityful!

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  17. Speider

    I am now officially over the top disgusted. The GOP seems to think the American public is stupid. Unfortunately, from the poll numbers and some comments appearing on this ticker, apparently we are.

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  18. Darryl

    The acts like a dirty old man, and Gov Sarah Palin little red ridding hood. Lies, lies and more lies are more of the same and no real change..

    John McCain and sold out america and he will continue to do the same if given the opportunity...

    Aren't we ready for a change???????

    "I am America, and I approves this message"

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  19. winner

    Democrats are worried. I don't blame you guys. Liberalism will never work in the U.S. I t's ok. Cananda, Mexico, Germany, France, Etc will be glad to welcome you home!!!

    Democrats/Liberals/losers LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL still laughing.

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  20. Old Fart

    It's always nice to get a reminder why I'm no longer a Republican. How pathetic.

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  21. Chad

    Funny how 90% of the comments on here support Obama! Wonder if this is a prediction?

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  22. Susan

    The Republicans are obviously trying to take the focus off the issues and the fact that Sarah Palin is lying about her record and so is John McCain. Don't buy into their garbage. Keep focusing on the issues and the truth.

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  23. Bill NY

    A pig is a pig lipstick or not

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  24. Tim

    Excellent, excellent, our diabolical plan is working perfectly.

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  25. anon

    Hit 'em back and hit 'em hard, John!

    September 10, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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