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

NEW AD: McCain says he can keep jobs safe

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. ru4real

    What is there to keep safe we are "fundimentaly strong" you love that word McCain and now I know why, you have plenty of $$ so you have pleantly of FUNDof it , and you have many MENTAL issues

    September 16, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. the other jd

    And I will put the fox in charge of the henhouse, and turn over granny's nightgown to the big bad wolf, so that red ridinghood will be safe!

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Michelle

    How can he keep jobs safe when he doesn't even recognize that the economy is in trouble. He is too out of touch! While we work two jobs just to afford health care, he gets to fly his jet to one of his nine houses/condos! What does he know about struggle? His father and grandfather where admirals giving him the life of priviledge. Then he was even able to "upgrade" his 1st wife with a rich "Paris Hilton type" heiress! How can we expect him to understand the "real issues" that affect the 95% of the American people that he claims are irresponsible spenders! You meant to tell me that because corporations are closing and job security is not promised anymore, we should not dream to own our homes because we are greedy! McCain do us a favor and put at least 8 of your homes on E-bay and maybe you will understand what financial "hurt" is!

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Filipina

    Enough McSame,,,you will make this economy worse. Why you keep stealing Obama's idea?


    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. JIMMY


    If I recall, this is exactly what Obama
    was saying just a few days ago.

    Man, the Republicans are in trouble.
    Bankrupt of ideas, thoughts, or courage!
    Dirty campaign tricks is all they have.

    Obama/Biden 08'

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  6. Jane from Maine he's sounding pretty desperate! To make those silly comments about the complicated position we find our economy in really shows his lack of understanding. Promises, promises!
    And, he can't stand to be alone on the campaign trail's really sad!

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. Brina

    Why is McCain following Obama instead of proving to America that he is a leader....WE ALL KNOW THAT "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" BELONGS TO O.B.A.M.A....
    McCain is a joke.

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Oh Boy!!!???

    Ads are fine Johnny. All you have to do is record your voice to say you approve this message.

    Let Sarah answer some questions on her own tomorrow and pipe that same statement into the building. Because that will be the only time you hear it from here on out.

    Save the jobs you so diligently work to send over seas?
    Rework Wall Street to not run with the long leash you've provided?
    Select a running mate that is suing to avoid being investigated for abuse of executive privilege?
    Reform Washington while acting just like the current administration?

    HOLY $#!T, John!

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Debby

    Joe in Stl, McCain said the same thing but before Obama got into the Senate so who is the leader here. I would do a factcheck if I were you.

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. John

    CNN no longer has any credability in your news reporting. CNN is totally out to get the Republicans and put Obama in the White House. Obama has a Communist background. Does CNN now stand for the Communisr News Network? Pushing Comrad Obama is sure proof!

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  11. sophia nyc

    McCain: Who's jobs?

    September 16, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. mistermister

    What if you don't have a job, and lost your savings?

    Obama has shown he has the judgement to lead the nation.

    McCain would appoint a committee.

    Obama 08!

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  13. Gary, Detroit

    Reforms on Wall St. ? Maybe. But Mc White Haired Old Dude fails to mention the reforms that are needed in Washington. That's where trade agreements and economic policies are written. He conveniently omits mentioning the millions of U.S. jobs that went overseas during the last 8 years.

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  14. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    McCain doesn't have a CLUE.... he's nothing more than a third-term fill-in for Bush-also CLUELESS

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  15. Jeronimo!

    Congratulations John! You've just graduated from fool to tool!

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. Irene

    NOTICE HOW MCCAIN NEVER SAYS ... HOW !!! He doesn't know how, himself........he really doesn't get it.


    OBAMA / BIDEN 08

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  17. mlw52

    So now the liar is a plagiarist too?

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. Lori

    Why now?
    Why not for do this for the past 26 years?
    Where were you then?

    Oh yea, you voted to send our jobs overseas in the first place.
    So, you want to protect the jobs that are in China?

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. ???

    "Enough is enough"

    First McCain was using Obama's foreign policy positions, now he has resorted to actually using his lines.

    McCain = Obama First.

    September 16, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  20. Country (club) First

    McCain supported the deregulation that caused so many problems. His top economic advisor, Phil Gramm, lobbied for the sup-prime mortgage, which led to other problems.

    With lobbyists and special interests on McCain's campaign, how is he supposed to keep our jobs safe while extending Bush's misguided tax plans for the wealthiest 1-2%? We already see the plan is not working. Trickle "down"–give me a break.

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  21. Jason

    Dave, you are a jerk!!!

    The have's keep their's and their own safe and happy and do not trickle it down. But, they are perfectly willing to exploit all the workers and cheap labor to help them make their big bucks and then do something very capitalist like by moving their companies over seas and eliminating jobs.

    Life is not ALL about making money. Making sure that our society benefits everyone is not only an extremely Christian thing to do, it also ensures our health and prosperity down the road as US consumers have the money to spend on the rich guy's products so he can keep making money off of us.

    There must be a happy median and the republican rach man's party has swung the pendillum so far his direction that the balance is off and our society is falling apart.

    Obama main arguement is that he understands this. McCain does not, hence... keep doing the Bush economics and say he's not enough times so that the stupid people and the right wing morons all can convince themselves he is good for us.... when Bush has already proven his policies don't work... at the expense of all us little people.

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  22. wash

    I'm John McCain and I help create the Blackberry. Vote for me.
    People said that he has disabilities that's why he can not use a computer , please that is total BS. Steven Hawking can only move one finger and his eye lids and yet he drives his own wheel chair and writes his owns books on a computer. There is no excuse for him not to been able to do it. my great-grandmother of 98 can sent emails and surf the web and she does not even speak English.

    He has been pampered for so long that he and his buddies at RNC are so out of touch with reality, btw I have the Brooklyn bridge for sale too.

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  23. hrsc

    Sure but for who .....Goerge Bush kept jobs safe to don't here the wealthy types complaining to much the economy is fundamentally sound right. rich taking care of the rich...

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  24. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    So after stealing the "change" theme from Obama he now is ripping off "enough is enough"? John McCain SO quickly resorted to dishonorable and dishonest tactics to try to get into the White House, he has made clear that, just like George Bush, he would run our country with dishonesty and dishonorable intentions. This tragic shadow of his former, almost-honorable self (Keating 5, affair to marry a millionaire) should apologize to us all, his party, then recover what tiny bit of dignity he has remaining and withdraw from a race that has too much stake for America to serve as a paliative for his ego.

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  25. OS

    Where are the specifics??? show us the specifics.

    How will you keep jobs, when you are running on the paltfrom of exporting jobs to other countries???

    You were in Washington for 20 years – Why it did not occur to reform the Wall Street then – Why only now???

    September 16, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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