September 16th, 2008
04:27 PM ET
12 years ago

NEW AD: McCain says he can keep jobs safe

McCain is out with a new ad touting his ability to promote the economy.

McCain is out with a new ad touting his ability to promote the economy.

(CNN) - John McCain released a new television ad Tuesday telling voters he will protect them from the nation's economic woes: "Your savings, your jobs ... I'll keep them safe."

"The economy is in crisis. Enough is enough. I'll meet this financial crisis head on," McCain says in the new ad - the first in several weeks from his presidential campaign that does not attack Obama directly.

"Reform Wall Street. New rules for fairness and honesty. I won't tolerate a system that puts you and your family at risk," he also says. "Your savings, your jobs ... I'll keep them safe."

Obama sharply criticized McCain on Monday when the Arizona senator said the fundamentals of the economy are still strong, even as the 158-year-old investment firm Lehman Brothers shocked Wall Street when it filed for bankruptcy protection. McCain later said he was referencing the strength of American workers.


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  1. Corey, Maryland

    yeah for those who dont live in this country!!!!

    Obama Biden 2008

    September 16, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. Nick - Arlington, VA

    BULL...

    September 16, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    God, now he's using "Enough is enough"? All other issues aside, this blatant co-opting of Obama's themes is really quite disturbing. It's a small issue, but really.

    September 16, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Becky

    "Enough is enough" sounds familiar... Oh yeah, Obama has been saying it.

    McCain is a follower, not a leader.

    September 16, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. McCain Invented the Blackberry

    John McCain is the best man to keep jobs safe because:

    1. He doesn't think he knows as much as he should about the economy.

    2. He feels divorced from the concerns of the everyday person.

    3. One of his top advisers thinks he's not qualified to run a corporation.

    And last, but not least...

    4. Because he invented the Blackberry!!

    September 16, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. georgia independent

    ....................thud

    The sound of people falling over after laughing too hard at this ad.

    He should be ashamed of himself. What scum.

    September 16, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Vote Democrat in every race

    If you believe him, I too have a bridge in Alaska to sell you.

    September 16, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. WOW - CONCERNED WOMEN

    LIAR

    September 16, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. veterans' for obama

    Didn't you already try and do that for the last 20 years JMac? Well, guess what? IT DIDN'T WORK!

    Time for real change!
    Obama/Biden

    September 16, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. THE SLOGAN "COUNTRY FIRST" BY THE RNC MEANS RURAL AMERICA

    TEMPORARY LIES FOR TEMPORARY GAIN (THE ELECTION). DON'T BUY IT AMERICA. HES' IN THE POCKETS OF OUR RICHEST CORPORATE CEO'S AND OIL COMPANIES.

    PALIN IS IS SIMPLY A NICE PIECE OF POLITICAL FURNITURE...

    September 16, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. Losing my mind in Virginia

    wow is he really running out of options or what

    September 16, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. Will from NYC

    HOW??????

    ENOUGH Mr McCain... Enough pandering and tell us how you intend to do all this considering you been a part of the problem for 26 years. How? consider Phil Gramm is you advisor and he advocates for de-regulation and his de-regulation is what got us into this mess...

    HOW??????

    September 16, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Gabby's Mom

    You know, now this fool is just saying anything!!! He invents the blackberry, he pulls a name out of the hat for a running mate, the economy is strong....and in his spare time he wears lipstick! Oh, and he wants to secede from the union just like Sarah.

    September 16, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. LS

    Hey CNN – you think after Obama is elected President, you-the media could keep McCain's life events posted on the ticker so we can have something to laugh about. I have never known a person as big of a joke as McCain in my entire life.

    Thanks a bunch.

    September 16, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Tom in CA

    How John? Tell us how you're going to do it?

    If you can't, then you're just an empty vessel!

    September 16, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. Diana Ewing NJ

    I saw that ad and it made me laugh..

    September 16, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. joey from nc

    The only thing mccain will meet head on is palin.

    September 16, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  18. Chris

    Look at his voting record. The same policies that McCain has supported over the last several years are the same policies that brought our economy to its current situation. If he is president you will see the same economic trend from the last 8 years repeated over the next 4 years. He has publicly admitted on several occasions that the economy is not his strongpoint.

    September 16, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. Lesley

    Meanwhile his campaign is saying that the president shouldn't be invovled in policy specifics, that it should be done by qualified advisers. It's obvious that if McCain were elected, he wouldn't be doing anything but turning over the running of the government to advisers. Who would they be? The same people who brought us 8 years of George Bush. Thanks, but no thanks!

    September 16, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. democracynow2008

    All I can say senator John McSame is your alot of hot air and you are a professional at flip flopping .
    No Thanks I will go with Senator Obama the real Change Candidate.

    September 16, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. Tainopower

    WHIT ALL THAT EXPERIENCE THAT MCCAIN HAVE. WILL FIX THE ECONOMY AND WE WILL DRILL , DRILL , DRILL , BABY DRILLLLL.

    September 16, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. Georgia Gal

    McCain thinks he can keep jobs safe?? How can someone who yesterday didn't even think our economy was in trouble keep jobs safe??

    But you know what?? As far as I am concerned John and Sarah should just keep on talking ... sooner or later one of them will stick their foot into their mouth one too many times.

    September 16, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. Pepou

    Sure ! Try again old Mac. I will never buy it.

    September 16, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. John McKeating

    Yah, John's got lots of experience fighting Wall Street corruption – look at the hurt he put on Charles Keating. Really taught him a lesson didn't he?

    September 16, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  25. Joyce, nj

    We've heard just about enough!

    September 16, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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