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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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Lynn:60 yr old Obama supporter

    All rhetoric...smears...lies. He has no plan and is running a campaign with lobbyists responsible for the financial mess.

    Obama laid out six foundations for his economic plan. It is unfortunate CNN has chosen not to publish these, but will no doubt continue to say there are no specifics. CNN and the rest of the MSN like McCain like to deal in meaningless soundbites and don't offer the voters a chance to read/hear thoughtful, fleshed out policies for complex problems.

    September 16, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Brandon

    Wake up people!!! How is Obama going to pay for his health care plan and other promises without raising taxes on everyone but the poor, who don't contribute to the tax revenues anyways? Are we trying to be socialist Europe all of the sudden? Actually look at how incomplete his ideas are instead of being brainwashed by his speeches.

    September 16, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. Tony

    McCain PROMISES!

    McCain VOWS!

    McCain PLEDGES!

    Yet McCain cannot offer one solution, one idea, one plan, but yet we are suppose to believe he can do all of these things.

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE ALWAYS DEPENDED ON THE IGNORANCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO DRINK THE KOOL-AID BY THE GALLON!

    September 16, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Nicky

    he doesn't know about them foreclosures, but don't criticize McCain, don't you know HE WAS A P-O-W ???

    September 16, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    McCain = what a joke

    September 16, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  6. Rick K

    i'M JOHN McCAIN AND IF YOU VOTE FOR ME, YOU WON'T DIE OF FEVER BLISTERS.

    I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PROTECT YOU FROM THE INEVITABLE DEMOCRATIC-CAUSED FEVER BLISTER OUTBREAK.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  7. TEW

    Notice how JM keeps using scare tactics. First he'll keep us safe from terrorist and now he'll keep our jobs safe. I'm tired of the RNC attempts to scare me into voting for them

    Obama-Biden 08!!

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Dee Jay a young republican

    lol He said Enough is Enough

    McCain is a copy catter lol

    OBAMA/BIDE the right and real change for America

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Julie

    Senator McCain has been sniffing the White-Out again.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. Independent from New Jersey

    You stupid Republicans have put all of us in this economic trouble..stop that useless war you bums..and yes for God sake stop lying.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. fella from Chicago

    No mention of Obama. No slam or negativity against his opponet? Whether you agree with the premise of the ad or not, praise be to God that there's no blame placed on another individual. Come on Dems, follow suit. Let's talk about issues and how we're going to get out of our current economic woes. Let's talk about each candidates prescribed policies, not personalities. Leave Biden and Palin on the sidelines for now and concentrate real hard on Obama and McCain.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. The BOTTOM Line......

    @georgia independent

    THAT WAS FUNNY!!! THATS EXACTLY WHAT I DID!! I BET ALL SEVEN OF HIS HOMES HAVE EVERY BILL PAID!!!

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Doug

    HOW!?!?!?
    Just saying that you'll achieve a noble goal isn't enough when your whole philosophy for 25 years has gotten us into the current mess.
    Pathetic.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. McCryptKeeper/Cruella 08

    yeah....all the jobs he wants to outsource?

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Milo Ippolito, Atlanta

    Funny that McCain is talking about "new rules" for Wall Street. Isn't that the opposite of the Republican platform? They're the party who's mantra is "less government; let the market take care of itself." Well, I guess that plan didn't work so good.

    September 16, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. Thor

    I believe McCain. After all he helped create the miracle which is blackberry. I'm sure he has a couple of miracles in his sleeve to help fix the economy

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. David, Silver Spring, MD

    John McCain came in as a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution. Since then, he's stood by as manufacturing jobs left the country and were replaced by lower paying service sector jobs. He did nothing as the gap between the wealthiest and the rest of us grew wider and wider. He's a true believer in the fraud that is "trickle-down" voodoo economics.

    I shudder to think of how low this country would sink under John McCain.

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. Enlightened Voter

    hahahahaha....sorry I can't stop laughing...hahahahaha........he should be a comedian....hahahahahah
    I managed to pull myself together,sorry about that. Once question though the part about "New rules for fairness and honesty" does that mean you don't plan on having the pathological liar palin on your team anymore?

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. NO OBAMA

    Tell Biden and Obama to go buy a toaster!!

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. Eura2488

    Sure He will... My husband is a African-American Blue-Collar with 22 years of Military Service to USA not to mention two rotation in Iraq.. Guess what? He's working TWO job along with my full-time job and we are STILL STRUGGLING. Not to mention he can't get disability for all the crap he endured in Iraq from the VA.. Sure you will John McCain.. I wonder how he would feel about us living in one of his Seven Houses....

    How will Sure you will help us John McCain.. Sure you will..

    Barack Obama for President

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. Kel in Auburn, AL

    How can McCain keep jobs safe if members of his own campaign acknowledge that he couldn't even run a company! Logical misstep, anyone?

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. Tina

    YEAH............NOW I CAN RELAX.........GEEZER AND GIDGET HAVE TOLD ANOTHER BIG FAT LIE.

    I AM SICK OF McBUSH'S LIES. PLEASE RID THE AMERICAN AIRWAYS OF THIS FAKE WANNA-BE AND HIS LIPSTICK WEARING
    COLLEGE FLIP/FLOPPER.

    OBAMA-BIDEN 2008/2012

    GEEZER AND GIDGET....JUST DON'T GET IT

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. MCCAIN THE MORON

    Someone tell the old fool, that the FDIC protects bank accounts up to $100,000, that should cover most Americans, except for McCain and his 9 houses.

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  24. manny phelps

    mccain n palin have no clue about the ecomony. His policy is reganomics all over again

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. cnn junkie

    hey folks i got a bridge to sell you in alaska!

    September 16, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
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