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. How the mighty have fallen ...

    I just laugh everyday ... Obama losing to an old man and a little lady.

    September 16, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. frusth

    Obama will lose!! It is not policies, but race. America is not yet ready, nor will it ever be to elect a woman or a non-white man

    September 16, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. jeremy

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha............I needed that good laugh please throw me another one! What a joke....

    September 16, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. John from Chicago

    How?

    How will you keep us safe? Reform? Reform what?

    September 16, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Quinn - Houston, Texas

    ...But I thought the economy was fundamentally sound?

    John McCain

    Gimmicks First

    September 16, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. JohnJon

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. What a joke.

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. No way, No How, No McCain-Palin

    What a crock of S.ugar H.oney I.ce T.ea!!!!

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Joe the Troll

    Are there any American workers left?

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. fred

    how can he keep jobs safe there are no jobs out there to keep safe , in mich. the jobsless rate above 7% and going higher. so what is he keeping safe.

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. kevin

    One more thing to add.....Has McCain come up with his own slogen? Because it all sounds like the echo. GOD I CAN'T STAND MCCAIN, just saying his name makes me want to stab myself in the eye with the eraser on my pencil. Yes I said my eraser!!!! For the McCain people who are reading this message, I will break it down for you why I would choose my eraser in real simple terms......"BECAUSE IT WILL HURT MORE YOU IDIOTS!!!!!

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  11. Kiah G.

    McCain has NO ORIGINAL ideas whatsoever. Women in the process didn't look into it until he was desperate. First it was experience now it's change. And finally Enough is enough. He is no leader he's a follower and a stealer of great ideas.

    I can't stand this man!

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. MLD

    With the economy in such disarray, the only thing the democrats are saying is that its the republicans fault. I guess Nancy Pelosi still doesn't realize that she has been Speaker of the House for about 2 years now.

    We need an experienced individual in the White House, not a talking monkey.

    September 16, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. Sylvia B

    Why is the McSlime camp always stealing the phrases that were previously used by Senator Obama? OMG, they cannot come up with something original? Senator Obama was the one that said "enough is enough" and now the McSlime campaign has an ad with that same phrase. I think they should just vote for Obama and forget about McSlime.

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Joe from Georgia

    John McCain can keep the American jobs safe by letting the market fix it as he said and if what has happen with our economy in the resent days is not enough for Americans to know how the market fixes things. Than what else need to be done? McCain = no change!

    Right now the Republicans are saying the economy is not all bad. If you are now with out a job you should believe the economy is bad it is nothing wrong with believing the truth. The economy is bad!

    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. Copy Cat

    Every time Obama says something that seems to work, McSame comes right behind him saying it! Didn't Obama say Enough is Enough last week?

    This is what is killing me and people are still voting for this man. First he follows Bush 90% of the time, and now he is following Obama...He is not fit to lead anything!

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. TangoDancer

    I feel safer already knowing that McCain and his Bush allies will be there to save us from the disaster that these people have created. This approach of McCain saying that he'll "reform Wall Street", "protect jobs and savings", etc... without really knowing what to do or how to do it will still work for the evangelical base and the other uninformed voters. But anyone with a college education that has studied basic accounting and written a few essays in their lives could never be duped by such cheesey propaganda. This is such a rush job. The crew behind this ad should have waited another day to see how the crisis developes rather than just throw garbage out to the TV airwaves for their base consumers to digest. What a waste of money. Good for a laugh though.

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. herb

    Phil Graham,McCain's chief economic advisor, is the person most responsible ( along with Alan Greenspan ) for the economic mess we are in. So how can he solve the problem? Does he still think we are a nation of whiners?

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. CNN loves Palin

    Safe from Palin's economic policy?

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. Fenarkleman

    Hey, if he can create the BlackBerry while not knowing how to use email and create legislation in the U.S. that actually creates a company in Canada, then he must be magical, right?

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. SH in TX

    oh good lord...

    he's even stolen the "Enough is Enough" line

    John McCain's de-volution might be the saddest thing ever

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  21. darko

    I hope to god they do a formal investigation of freddie and fannie. Half of Obama's team would be headed for court.

    The dem's scratched and fought against BOP led bills for tighter regulation over govt backed lenders. Now that those chickens are home, Obama and Biden are trying to lay it at McCain's feet. Nice try, but the facts don't lie and they're there for all to see.

    And the foundation of our enconomy IS strong. Most other economies would have collapsed along time ago under this downturn. Americans will do what they always do and we'll all be fine....less a few scheming lenders..but fine.

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. crystal mitchell

    He'll keep us safe like we have been safe for the last 7 years. Please McCain, what is safe to you? 99 % OF US DON'T OWN 9 HOMES, or can wear $300,000.00 on back like your wife. Who are you talking about that you will keep safe. You have gone to sleep at the wheel. You have been in Washington for 26 years older then my oldest child, and what have your experience changed? Nothing! So apre us the bull, you can't nor do you have the experience to change anything or keep us safe. You adversier are the same adversier for Bush. So who are you talking about abut keeping our jobs safe. 600,000 jobs are lost so far this year. And more to come.

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. Brock

    John McCain has a long history of protecting the money of the American people. Particularly the elderly. Remember the Keeting Five?

    September 16, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. FL Obama Supporter

    "Enough is Enough." Sounds vaguely familar. Is there an echo in this place?

    September 16, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. haitianfemalefor BO

    he must think that we are really stupid

    September 16, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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